Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 4 mins

Who needs to describe hot chocolate???

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 12 cups milk
  • 2 12 cups light cream
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla (or more)
  • 1 pinch cinnamon (optional)
  • whipped cream
  • orange zest


  1. In a medium sized pot- mix cocoa, salt, and sugar.
  2. Add milk. Heat to dissolve.
  3. Add light cream, cinnamon, vanilla. Heat to just under boiling.
  4. Mix very well and pour into warm mug.
  5. Top with whipped cream, cocoa powder, and fine orange zest.
Most Helpful

Delicious. Different from the hot chocolate I'm used to drinking. I skipped the whipped cream and orange zest (ick) and topped with some marshmallows, instead. I also tweaked by using a full teaspoon of vanilla. This is a keeper. Thanks so much for posting!

Scribbler515 July 15, 2007

I just made up one cup of this for me and me alone, to sip and let the day fade. This is really good hot chocolate. Rich and creamy - the dash of salt is an inspired touch - just don't add too much. Perfect for indulging.

evelyn/athens November 07, 2006

Really yummy and simple. I used mint instead of vanilla. This was sweet and rich. Perfect for an evening in front of the fire or after a day out in the snow.

KelBel November 05, 2006