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    Old-Fashioned Hot Chocolate

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    19 mins

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    16 mins

    Annacia's Note:

    I "lifted" this recipe for Le Chocolat Chaud a l'Ancienne from an old chocolate blog and it's intro reads: For a short period, Starbucks offered a premium hot chocolate beverage called Chantico. It was the best hot chocolate drink that could be bought: it was an intense rich chocolate beverage, coming in a tiny cup and enough to fill you up. Sadly, not enough people bought it and it was discontinued. But I’ve found a good recipe on this site and adapted it a little bit for my tastes, and let me tell you, the result is amazing. If you decide to make this on a cold wintry December night, just don’t try to drink too much — it’s very rich!

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    • 1 -2 teaspoon of a sweet liqueur, adding it with the vanilla (such as dark rum or Grand Marnier) (optional)
    • 2 tablespoons ginger syrup (optional)
    • unsweetened whipped cream (optional) or lightly sweetened whipped cream, as a garnish (optional)


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    2. 2
      Grate chocolate (manually or in food processor fitted with steel blades). Add in corn starch, sugar, and salt.
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      Mix solid ingredients, butter, and a little warmed milk to make a smooth paste; add remaining milk.
    5. 5
      In a one-quart, heavy-bottomed, non-aluminum saucepan, heat milk over medium low heat, stirring often with small whisk, until it is steaming hot. Carefully add chocolate mixture.
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      Continue cooking mixture, stirring almost constantly with whisk and scraping bottom and sides of pot with heat resistant spatula frequently. Mixture will steam for several (15-20) minutes before coming to a boil, and will thicken slightly.
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      When mixture boils, continue cooking and stirring for only 30 to 45 seconds.
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      Remove from heat; whisk in vanilla, sugar (as much as you want) and any optional ingredients.
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      TO SERVE:.
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      Divide among small 4 cups or mugs, and mix 1 tablespoon of skim milk in each mug to achieve desired consistency; you may need to warm in microwave once skim is added.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 05, 2014


      wonderfully rich! I used less butter and unsweetened cocoa powder (with a bit more sugar). Thanks!

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    • on September 22, 2013


      Soooooooo decadent! The best hot chocolate I've ever had ~ like drinking warm pudding, but thinner! I used half & half instead of whole milk, and omitted the butter. I also omitted the sugar and topped mine with a blob of marshmallow cream. Would be great with a splash of Cointreau. Tagged for Fall Rookie Tag, due 09/22.

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    • on January 19, 2010


      This was so goo! I used the cinnamon and the semi sweet chocolate for this, and topped it with whipped cream and some finely grated semi sweet chocolate. I shared with my parents and had to make more!

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    Nutritional Facts for Old-Fashioned Hot Chocolate

    Serving Size: 1 (592 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 283.3
    Calories from Fat 181
    Total Fat 20.1 g
    Saturated Fat 12.2 g
    Cholesterol 32.3 mg
    Sodium 91.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 24.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
    Sugars 20.2 g
    Protein 4.7 g

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