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easy Instant pot hot chocolate with chocolate chips

Instant Pot Hot Chocolate

Instant Pot Hot Chocolate with Chocolate Chips is the real deal and the best quick homemade hot chocolate you'll ever have. This easy Instant Pot Hot Chocolate is rich, decadent, creamy & so chocolatey.
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Cook Time: 1 minute
Pressure Build up Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 285kcal
Author: Meghna


Toppings (Optional)


  • Add all the milk, half and half, chocolate chips, cocoa powder and sugar to the inner pot of the Instant Pot. Give everything a good mix.
  • Close the lid of the Instant Pot. Seal the valve and PRESSURE COOK on HIGH for just 1 minute. Wait for natural pressure release (NPR) for 10 mins than release the rest of the pressure manually. Open the lid of the IP.
  • Whisk everything very well to form a smooth, silky and ultra rich Hot Chocolate. Pour in cups or mugs and enjoy with your favorite toppings. Read NOTES below for ideas.


  1. Measuring Units used, 1 cup = 240 ml & 1 teaspoon = 5 ml.
  2. Instant Pot used = 3 quart LUXE
  3. IMPORTANT: Todays Instant Pot Hot Chocolate with chocolate chips is rich, decadent, intense and a creamy hot chocolate recipe. If you prefer thinner hot chocolate adjust the consistency by adding 1/2 to 1 cup more milk or water to the recipe. Adjust the sweetness too. 
  4. White Sugar alternatives: Cane sugar, palm sugar, coconut sugar, maple syrup, honey. Adjust the sweetness according to your taste preference.
  5. Whole Milk alternatives: 1% or 2% milk, almond milk, coconut milk, cashew milk.
  6. Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips alternatives: Semi sweet dark chocolate bar or chunks, any good quality dark chocolate consisting of atleast 70% cocoa. 
  7. Can I use Milk Chocolate Chips? Yes, you can. In that case skip adding the sugar.
  8. Flavoring choices: Brandy, orange rind, orange zest, mint patty.
  9. Topping Choices: Scoops of Whipped Cream, Miniature marshmallows, torched marshmallows.
  10. Garnish Choices: Crushed candy canes, crushed peppermint candies, sprinkle of cocoa powder, shaved or grated chocolate, salted caramel sauce, chocolate sauce.
  11. Instant Pot Hot Chocolae for a crowd: If you want to double the recipe I would suggest a larger Instant Pot 6 or 8 quart. This recipe is easy to double and make for a crowd.
  12. Dairy Free Hot Chocolate Recipe or Vegan Hot Chocolate recipe: Swap the dairy milk with any non dairy milk of your choice like almond milk, cashew milk, coconut milk. Replace the half and half with non dairy milk and use non dairy chocolate chips.
  13. Healthy Instant Pot Hot Chocolate Idea: Swap the whole milk with 1% or 2 % milk or any non dairy milk of your choice. Skip adding the sugar totally or replace it with maple syrup or honey according to your likings.
Calorific details are provided by a third party application and are to be used as indicative figures only.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Hot Chocolate
Amount Per Serving
Calories 285 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 67mg3%
Potassium 346mg10%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 374IU7%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 182mg18%
Iron 2mg11%
* Read our privacy policy - Calorie information is provided as a courtesy only and should be leveraged as an estimate rather than a guarantee.Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 346mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 374IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 182mg | Iron: 2mg