Don’t have time to make hot chocolate bombs but want to use your instant pot for hot chocolate? Try this Instant Pot Double Hot Chocolate! A super simple recipe to make on the slow cook option of the instant pot. Great for Christmas morning!
With just a few minimal ingredients and about the cost of two hot chocolates at Starbucks you can have the best hot chocolate at home. This makes enough to serve an entire family. When it’s done cooking put it in a thermos for Christmas light viewing.
Start by getting a good chocolate bar something with about 72% cocoa. We don’t want anything semi sweet or milk chocolate here. A good dark chocolate is key and nothing too rough either. So, that 72% is good. I used Ghirardelli chocolate with 72% dark chocolate.
Set the instant pot to slow cook for two and a half hours. Once it heats up slightly, add in the chocolate. Melt it to the bottom and stir or whisk off with milk. No worries if it hardens as this will cook out as the hot chocolate slow cooks.
Important Note About Powdered Cocoa
After adding in milk it’s time to mix the cocoa together. I like to use Hershey’s cocoa but any powdered cocoa will work. Not the hot chocolate in a can this must be powdered baking cocoa. Mix it together with a few tablespoons of water till it’s like pasty syrup.
Spoon the mixture into the milk and stir well. This will help it to incorporate better into the milk. Just adding the dry powder doesn’t work well. Definitely don’t skip this step. As the hot chocolate slow cooks inside the instant pot the chocolates will merry.
I like cinnamon and nutmeg in instant pot double hot chocolate. However, I understand not everyone likes cinnamon in their hot chocolate. Simply just leave it out if you don’t want the cinnamon or nutmeg. The hot chocolate will still be just as tasty.
Sugar In The Instant Pot Double Hot Chocolate
This is really up to how sweet you want the hot chocolate to be. We used about 1 1/3 cups of sugar in ours. If you need to you can also add sugar substitutes. Just add a little sugar at a time and taste. This way it won’t be too sweet. Remember as it heats it will get a bit sweeter. Keep that in mind!Print