Denny’s Hot Chocolate Recipe: Easy 7 Step

This Denny’s Hot Chocolate Recipe is perfect for a winter day. It is so easy to make and tastes better than any you could buy in the store.

Whether you are looking for a recipe for the holiday season or want to warm up during those cold winter days, this Denny’s Hot Chocolate Recipe is for you.

Denny's Hot Chocolate Recipe
Denny’s Hot Chocolate Recipe

The combination of cocoa and cinnamon is warm in chilly winter. I usually make a large batch in the heart of December and freeze it in ice cube trays to have it ready when needed.

So as soon as that first snow day comes along, pull out your cup of hot cocoa on the couch and enjoy this easy recipe.

How To Make Denny’s Hot Chocolate Recipe?

  • Prepare Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Services: 1


  • 1 cup water, unsweetened
  • 2 cups milk, all-purpose
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 2 packets of Davinci chocolate spice
  • One teaspoon cinnamon, ground.

Using Cooking Tools:

  • Chocolate Spice Packet
  • Microwave


Step 1:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2:

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the water and milk. Heat the mixture until just boiling. Stir in the ground cinnamon and margarine until melted and well mixed. Remove from heat and stir in the chocolate spice packet instructions to dissolve completely into the hot cocoa mixture.

Step 3:

Pour the cocoa mixture into mugs and place in the warm oven. Set your timer for 5 minutes.

Step 4:

Remove your mugs from the oven when ready, and serve warm. Enjoy!

Nutrition Fact Of Denny’s Hot Chocolate Recipe:

Calories 110
Fat 5g
Carbohydrate 13g
Protein 4g
Fiber 1g
Sugar 8g
Cholesterol 15mg
Denny’s Hot Chocolate Recipe

Healthy Benefits of Denny’s Hot Chocolate Recipe:

  1. Keeps you warm when you’re cold.
  2. It helps strengthen the immune system and is good for fighting viruses and illness.
  3. Cholesterol-free, a great alternative to regular hot cocoa recipes for those on a low-fat diet.
  4. High fiber fuels the digestive system and prevents constipation.
  5. Helps promote weight loss by keeping you full for long periods (you will not be tempted to snack).

Does Denny’s have hot chocolate?

I’m not sure if Denny’s still makes their hot chocolate using this recipe. I haven’t been to Denny’s in years, but I do know the recipe for the chocolate syrup they use. You can find it here.

What kind of coffee does Denny use?

Denny’s uses a fair amount of ground chicory root in their coffee. This is to make the beverage less bitter. Chicory root, by the way, has been a herb used for medicinal purposes for hundreds of years. They make most of the coffee they use in their restaurants.

Is it Safe for health?

This recipe is safe for health since it contains much milk and less sugar. It is also good for weight loss because it keeps you full for a long time.

It is also easy to increase the recipes if you want to prepare more servings at once. For example, instead of 2 cups of water and 2 cups of milk, double the amounts to 4 cups of water and 4 cups of milk.

10 Servies Ideas for Denny’s Hot Chocolate Recipe:

Denny’s Hot Chocolate Recipe is a favorite recipe among many people. Here are some ideas that you can do with this recipe:

1. Make more servings and freeze them in an ice cube tray for a quick treat during winter.

2. Freeze the hot cocoa in a glass jar. This way, you will not need to use as much ice each Time, and it will be easier to heat the beverage when needed.

3. Prepare Denny’s Hot Chocolate Recipe in your slow cooker to keep it warm and last longer.

4. Freeze the hot cocoa in a stainless steel measuring cup and serve with a straw for fun fancy drinks.

5. Make a large batch of Denny’s Hot Chocolate Recipe and divide it among small cups, mugs, or other containers so you can have some ready at one time or have this available as needed.

6. Prepare the hot cocoa in advance and have it ready when you want to drink it.

7. Make it a part of your Christmas tradition.

8. Make hot flavored cocoa by adding different ingredients like espresso powder, peppermint extracts, chocolate chips, etc.

9. See the idea above and make any flavor available in the market in a jar or an ice cube tray during the winter season.

10. Have this hot cocoa after sunset because it will keep you warm for a long time.

You can also find similar recipes with berries or other fruits in my blog’s Denny’s Hot Chocolate Recipe section.

Is it Healthy?

This recipe is very healthy because it contains less sugar and keeps you full for a long time.

Denny’s hot chocolate recipe is an easy way to add extra calcium, potassium, and other nutrients to your diet.

Can I freeze it?

This recipe can be frozen in ice cube trays. Put the cubes in a freezer bag and place them inside a large freezer bag. This way, you will not need as much ice when drinking it, and your drink will stay warm longer.

To use frozen hot cocoa cubes, you need to double the recipe. For example, if you want to make 4 cups of hot cocoa, make 8 cups of water. Then place the cubes in a heat-proof bowl or on a heat-proof plate and add 2 cups of milk. Stir until the chocolate is melted and mix in with the hot cocoa mix.

Does it taste like chemicals?

I had the same problem a couple of years ago. I thought my hot cocoa was messed up until I realized that the water I used to mix with it was causing this weird taste. Using distilled water, bottled water, or water stored in plastic containers was a bad idea because they have chemicals that affect the flavor.

I was able to fix the problem by purchasing a water filtration pitcher. That way, I can use any water and not worry about the flavor being affected by chemicals.

Final Thoughts:

Denny’s Hot Chocolate Recipe is an easy recipe that requires few ingredients and is very similar to a coffee shop hot chocolate. This recipe also has many health benefits that you can enjoy while chipping away at calories and fat.  

If you have tried this recipe, let me know what you think in the comment section below. I hope you enjoy this recipe and if you have any questions or comments, please leave them below.