The Very Best Hot Chocolate

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This comes from The Montreal Gazette and is great to have during a cold winter day. I personally like to have hot chocolate when the weather is getting to me.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan, heat 2 1/2 cups milk and 3/4 cup of the whipping cream over medium heat, stirring often until steaming.
  2. Meanwhile, in a bowl, whisk together sugar, cocoa and salt.
  3. Whisk in remaining cold milk and vanilla to make a smooth paste.
  4. Reduce heat to medium low and gradually whisk cocoa mixture into hot milk mixture until blended. Heat for about two minutes or until steaming hot.
  5. In a small chilled bowl, using electric mixrer or whisk, whip remaining whipping cream until thick.
  6. Ladle hot chocolate into four warmed mugs and evenly dollop whipped cream evenly into each mug. Stir toswirl lightly.
  7. Serve immediately.
  8. Note: if desired add 1 teaspoon coffee or chocolate flavoured liquer and 1/2 cup strong coffee to each mug of hot chocolate before adding the whipped cream. This is purely optional.


Most Helpful

I am listing this with star because it is classified as a low carb recipe which it clearly is not!

gecodd November 13, 2015

Wow, this was really good and easy too! I cut the recipe in half because I was just making it for my 1 daughter. I heated 1.25c of milk, added .25c of half and half, then added the other .25 of half and half to the half of dry ingredients. I used my dutch process cocoa, which I'm sure helped with the nice rich flavor. I like this recipe because it uses cocoa powder vs. chocolate. I always have the ingredients on hand.

WorkingMom2three January 24, 2015

Made as a treat for myself when I was not feeling my best and it was so enjoyable. I loved that this is not overly sweet and really gives a punch of chocolate! It was a knock-out for me! :)

HokiesMom January 28, 2012

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