Nicole's Creamy Hot Chcolate

Nicole P.

By
@froggeh

We've been having a very cold winter so far in southern Canada, very cold arctic weather :/ so what better way to warm up to a nice hot chocolate in front of the cozy fireplace :) I hope you will enjoy my recipe as much as we do :)


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Serves:

8

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 c
semi-sweet chocolate (either baking squares grated or chippits)
1/4 c
sugar
1/4 can(s)
water
5 1/2 c
milk (any kind of white milk "fat free" "lactose free" "1%" 2%" 3.25%", etc..)
2 c
half & half
2 tsp
pure vanilla (or one whole vanilla bean)

TOPPINGS

on the picture, i whipped real whipping cream and i shaved some chocolate to sprinkle over top :)
however you can top your hot chocolate as you wish :)
roasted marshmallows, regular mallows, a cinnamon stick, instead of using pure vanilla you can alternate with pure peppermint and add a candy cane to the mug :)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Melt chocolate chips, stirring constantly, in saucepan over low heat. Stir in sugar and water.
2
Increase heat to medium. Cook, whisking constantly, until mixture comes to a full boil. Continue cooking 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
3
Add milk and half & half; cook until heated through. (Do not boil.) Add vanilla.

Remove from heat; beat with whisk until frothy.
Pour into mugs. Serve with whipped cream and shaved chocolate :)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Hot Drinks
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Canadian