This sweet and creamy Vitamix hot chocolate is ready in just about 5 minutes and is completely made in your Vitamix. It combines semisweet chocolate, espresso powder, vanilla extract, and just a touch of cinnamon. You’ll love this simple and delicious hot chocolate!
During the winter I LOVE all things hot chocolate related.
And I’m talking REAL hot chocolate.
Not that powdered stuff you mix with water.
I’m not really anti packet hot chocolate but at least mix it with warmed milk and not water. Water + powdered hot chocolate = sadness. Milk + powdered hot chocolate = acceptable in a pinch.
Personally, the amount of time it would take me to warm the milk and mix the powdered cocoa I could make this easy Vitamix hot chocolate.
You guys, it’s made in the Vitamix or any other high powered blender you have like a Blendtec.
Sadly you do need a high-powered blender as it’s strong enough to actually warm the milk and melt the chocolate.
A normal blender cannot warm the mixture like a Vitamix or Blendtec.
Using a Vitamix or Blendtec to make hot chocolate
Yes, that’s why I made this whole recipe!
I know it sounds strange but I swear it works!
And the best part is that you can mix it up to give it just the flavors you love.
Cooking hot chocolate in a Vitamix
Basically, a Vitamix is so powerful that it uses friction heat to heat up what you’re making in the blender.
This is why it’s possible to not just make hot chocolate but also to make soup, and even lemon curd with your high-powered blender.
And you don’t even need to heat up your ingredients before you throw it into the blender container.
I added all my ingredients into the canister at cold and pantry temperature.
It’s so amazing how it works.
Don’t own a high powered blender
If you do not have a high powdered blender do not try and make this hot chocolate in your normal blender.
It simply will not heat the way it does in the Vitamix.
But you can still use this delicious recipe!
Just take all the ingredients and put them into a pot and cook over medium heat on the stove.
Using the Vitamix to make hot chocolate
While you can play around with the ingredients my go-to recipe includes whole milk, semi-sweet chocolate, instant espresso powder, vanilla extract, and just a touch of cinnamon.
I think the addition of instant espresso powder really pumps up the chocolate flavor but if you’re making this close to bedtime you can always leave it out.
You can also use instant coffee if you don’t have instant espresso powder.
Substitutions and additions
You can always add in different flavors to jazz up this hot chocolate recipe.
One of my favorite ways is by adding in a little orange extract, or even just a touch of peppermint extract.
You can take out the cinnamon or use pumpkin pie spice instead.
Trust me, you can make this with a bunch of different flavors and it will still turn out perfectly frothy and delicious!
More hot chocolate recipes
- Feeling cozy? Try my Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate.
- Want some fruit flavor? Try my Orange Hot Chocolate.
- Need some white chocolate in your life? Try my Gingerbread White Hot Chocolate.
- Love a boozy spin? Try my Adult Hot Chocolate.
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Whipped cream, for topping
- Add milk, chocolate chips, espresso powder, vanilla extract, and cinnamon to your Vitamix or another high powered blender.
- Blend on high for 4 minutes until the hot chocolate is totally combined and steaming hot.
- If desired, top with whipped cream and an extra dash of cinnamon.
You can also use instant coffee if you do not have instant espresso powder.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 373Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 111mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 3gSugar: 37gProtein: 10g
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