Holiday time is here and it is perfect to enjoy some hot chocolate by snuggling in a blanket near the fireplace! And that too homemade hot chocolate made from scratch in the instant pot.
Yes! you can make the best hot chocolate in the instant pot that is smooth, rich, creamy, and absolutely chocolatey.
Whether you want to make it for your family, or for a crowd, or just make a large batch and enjoy it over the next few days, instant pot works best to make homemade hot chocolate without an instant mix.
Hot chocolate ingredients
It is really easy to make creamy and rich hot chocolate at home with just 7 ingredients. This recipe does not use any instant mix like Swiss Miss but is made from scratch.
To make a creamy dreamy hot chocolate you must use whole milk and not other low-fat milk. Also, a good quality cocoa powder and chocolate chips will give the drink a delicious rich taste.
For serving you can top it with heavy cream, peppermint candy canes, caramel sauce, or marshmallows. If you are a vegetarian or a vegan then you must check the ingredients list to ensure you are using gelatin-free marshmallows.
Can you make hot chocolate in an instant pot?
Are you wondering whether you can make hot chocolate in the instant pot? Well, I just ask myself nowadays, what can you not make in the instant pot. You can make beverages like apple cider, cranberry juice, masala chai, so indeed you can make hot chocolate in the instant pot effortlessly.
I have made this recipe in the 3 qt instant pot and it works perfectly fine. If you want to make hot chocolate for a crowd then you can make it in the larger instant pot and increase the quantity of the ingredients.
How to make hot chocolate in an instant pot?
It is really very easy to make hot chocolate in an instant pot. All you need to do is put all the ingredients in the instant pot liner and give it a quick mix with a whisk. Don't worry if all the ingredients don't mix up well at this point, once it is cooked, it will be smooth and creamy.
Close and lock the instant pot lid and cook on low-pressure mode for 5 minutes. Allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes and then remove the remaining pressure manually by moving the knob in the venting position.
Open the lid, mix everything well and serve hot with a ladle in your favorite holiday mugs. Top it with some whipped cream, marshmallows, or your favorite toppings. If you are serving it to a crowd then you can arrange a hot chocolate bar so the guests can decorate their own hot chocolate.
What to add to hot chocolate to make it better?
This hot chocolate is thick, rich, creamy, and smooth. You will just love it. You can also make it better by adding some whipped cream, marshmallows, peppermint candy canes, m and m candies, salted caramel, or just a little more chocolate 🙂
How to store hot chocolate in fridge?
Allow any leftover hot chocolate to cool down completely and then store it in airtight container or mason jar in the fridge. Homemade hot chocolate will stay good in the fridge for 3-4 days. When you are ready to sip, just reheat it in the microwave and enjoy it hot!
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Instant Pot Hot Chocolate
- Add all the ingredients in the instant pot liner and give it a mix.
- Close and lock the lid with the pressure knob in the sealing position.
- Cook on low-pressure mode for 5 minutes.
- Allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes and then remove the remaining pressure manually.
- Mix well, serve hot and enjoy with some whipped cream or toppings of your choice.