The Hygge Touch: Inspiration for Your Day-to-Day (and Homemade Hot Chocolate)

How do you hygge? We think homemade hot chocolate is SO hygge!

Adding that hygge touch to our home décor, our book selections, and our beverages – more specifically: homemade hot chocolate.

You may already know, but I stepped into 2018 with a clear-cut reading goal. I dove into the new year with the ultimate hygge book (one of the best, I heard). Without a doubt, I have been so inspired (and totally intrigued) by the lifestyle.

It’s no wonder the Danes are best known for being such a happy population. The hygge concept is all about adding that touch of warmth, coziness, and togetherness to your every day.

I found myself going into my daily routines with a more “hygge mindset”:

  • Throw blankets for a cozier setting
  • Thickly-knit sweaters for keeping warm
  • A good book (obviously)
  • Warm drinks with my family (especially on the weekends… our downtime)

Adding that hygge touch to our home décor, our book selections, and our beverages – more specifically: homemade hot chocolate.

You can imagine how crazy our days can get. Being a work-at-home mom pretty much translates into: multitasking-schedule-making-content-creating-diaper-changing-cooking-meals-while-answering-emails-girl-boss-mom. I love every second of being a WAHM but I am also so grateful I learned more about hygge.

How do you hygge? We think homemade hot chocolate is SO hygge!

I now make it a point to give myself breaks, to embrace motherhood (most importantly, disconnected), and to enjoy weekends off with my whole family.

Here’s my take on homemade hot chocolate that’s totally comforting, totally delish, and totally hygge:

Lisa’s Ultra-Fab Homemade Hot Chocolate

1.5 cups milk
¼ cup milk chocolate chips
½ tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp condensed milk
Marshmallows for topping

In a small saucepan, start whisking milk and chocolate chips over medium heat. Whisk until the chocolate chips have completely melted.

Add cocoa powder and whisk. Put down the heat to low and stir in condensed milk.

Remove from heat and cool until it’s at the desired temperature (because it’ll be really hot!)

Pour into your favorite mug and top with some miniature marshmallows.

Don’t forget to sip on your drink with good company and your favourite mug. I’ve been digging the colour pink since the early 90’s. Naturally, I reached for trusty pink mug the moment I developed this recipe. You can only imagine my reaction when I discovered an entire page’s worth of pink mugs from – oh, happy day!

In fact, the fam and I will be moving to a new home this coming summer and I am SO excited to create a comfy, hygge-inspired space. When my best friend bought her place a couple of summers ago, she kept on sending me links to pieces she found from Safe to say, I was intrigued. Now, it’s my turn! I’ll definitely be turning to Wayfair for some of my home décor and storage solutions. I’m talking piles of throw blankets and even a big, fluffy chair for the little one.

How do you stay hygge? Do you know what it means? Had you ever heard of it? Let’s talk about it in the comments below!

How do you hygge? We think homemade hot chocolate is SO hygge!


  1. I have never heard of hygge, but I am a huge fan of all things cozy, so I think I need to adapt that way of thinking into my life!!

  2. First I love hot chocolate. I have been seeing and reading all kinds of things about this new Hygge thing. Don’t understand it completely but interested.

  3. I have never thought to add condensed milk to my hot chocolate before but I bet it’s a great addition. I actually have some in my cupboard right now. I think I’ll surprise the kids with this today! Nothing pairs with snow like a cup of hot chocolate!

  4. I am all for this mindset! It has been such a cold winter, I have throw blankets all over my house because I feel like I am always cold. This hot chocolate looks so good! My kids would love having this after school.

  5. Sounds like my kind of lifestyle. It would be nice to add some warmth and comfort to your home. It makes you feel more relaxed and well rested! I love this and that hot chocolate recipe is just a lovely bonus.

  6. It’s amazing how much warm drinks make us feel cozy! I realized that’s why I’m craving coffee in the afternoon. So, I grabbed some decaf tea and sip it on those rainy days!

  7. I have heard of hygee before, but I honestly don’t know anything about it. I am in love with hot chocolate though (all year round – but especially in the winter!), and I can’t wait to try your recipe. It sounds delicious. 🙂

  8. I’ve heard a lot about Hygge, but didn’t really know what it was. Sounds like a really interesting book, and a worthwhile path to pursue!! And, your hot cocoa sounds fabulous 🙂

  9. I love everything cozy and drinking a hot drink while watching a movie with my family is my favorite thing to do!

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