Nicole's Creamy Hot Chcolate

Nicole P.


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


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


  • 1Melt chocolate chips, stirring constantly, in saucepan over low heat. Stir in sugar and water.
  • 2Increase heat to medium. Cook, whisking constantly, until mixture comes to a full boil. Continue cooking 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • 3Add 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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About Nicole's Creamy Hot Chcolate

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

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