nicole's creamy hot chcolate

a recipe by
Nicole P.
Hull, QC

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 :)

serves 8
prep time 25 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For nicole's creamy hot chcolate

  • 1 c
    semi-sweet chocolate (either baking squares grated or chippits)
  • 1/4 c
    sugar
  • 1/4 can
    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 :)

How To Make nicole's creamy hot chcolate

  • 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 :)
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