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4.58 from 49 votes
Best Ever Hot Chocolate
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Make my rich and decadent Best Ever Hot Chocolate recipe and warm the hearts of your family and friends during the holiday season.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5 mugs
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 1 1/3 cup (8 oz/240g) bittersweet chocolate (72% cocoa solids)
  • 3 1/2 cups (28floz/840ml) milk
  • 1 cup (8floz/240ml) pouring cream
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract , optional
  1. In a heavy bottomed saucepan bring the cream, milk and chocolate to a simmer. As it starts to bubble whisk it and watch it thicken.
  2. pull it off the heat. If you would like to add in vanilla extract you can do that now.
  3. Taste. If you would like t a little sweeter add in some white sugar, or your choice of alternative.
  4. Serve hot with frozen whipped cream or marshmallows.

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Recipe Notes

Add more milk to your hot chocolate if you want it a little thinner