This easy to make hot chocolate with butterscotch is rich and delicious…and perfect for cozying up by the fire on cold winter nights!

Butterscotch is my absolute favorite flavor. For real. I would choose butterscotch over chocolate any day. Or fudge, fudge is good too. Anyway, we can talk about fudge another day. Right now, we’re talking hot chocolate. Butterscotch hot chocolate specifically. With this Butterscotch Hot Chocolate recipe, I don’t have to choose chocolate or butterscotch because I can have both!

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A perfect drink to curl up with by the fire on a cold winter’s day, this hot chocolate recipe uses only three ingredients that are easily on hand in most kitchens…and it can be made in just a few minutes!

butterscotch hot chocolate 3 ingredient recipe

Butterscotch Hot Chocolate Recipe

Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This easy to make hot chocolate with butterscotch is rich and delicious...and perfect for cozying up by the fire on cold winter nights!


  • 2 C. Milk
  • ½- ¾ C. Butterscotch chips
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa powder


  1. Add milk and butterscotch chips to a pot over medium heat.
  2. Use a whisk to add in cocoa powder.
  3. Whisk until well combined.
  4. Serve in a mug with whipped cream or marshmallows and garnish crushed butterscotch hard candies or butterscotch chips.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 317Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 156mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 10g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily via Nutrifox.

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You can top with a little whipped cream…

butterscotch hot chocolate 3 ingredient recipe

…and a few extra butterscotch chips if you’d like. 

butterscotch hot chocolate in a mug

Then, just sip and enjoy. 

delicious butterscotch hot chocolate

Mmm. That’s delicious! 

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Are you a fan of butterscotch too? Doesn’t butterscotch version sound dreamy?

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