Homemade Hot Chocolate Floats

Homemade hot chocolate is super fudgy and wayyyy more delish than packaged mix. It’s also insanely easy to make on the stovetop. Top off each mug with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream and you’re in for a dangerously decadent treat.

Homemade Hot Chocolate Floats

Homemade Hot Chocolate Floats

Yields: 4 servings

Prep Time: 0 hours 5 mins

Total Time: 0 hours 10 mins


  • 2 c. whole milk
  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 c. chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. hot fudge, for serving
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving
  • Chocolate shavings, for serving


In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring milk to a simmer. Whisk in sugar and cocoa powder and stir until no lumps remain. Stir in chocolate chips and vanilla and cook, stirring occasionally, until the chocolate is melty. Turn off heat.

Pour hot fudge in a small dish. Dip the tops of mugs in hot fudge to rim the cup, then pour hot chocolate into each mug. Top with a scoop of ice cream and garnish with chocolate shavings.

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Homemade Hot Chocolate Floats

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