Hot Chocolate New England Style

"This rich cocoa sounded so good, that I had to post it here, so that I didn't lose the recipe. I can't wait to try this."
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  • In a large pot, add sugar, cocoa, and salt.
  • Stir in the boiling water and butter, mix well and bring mixture to a rapid boil.
  • Mix the milk, cream, maple syrup and vanilla extract together.
  • Lower heat to simmering and slowly add the milk mixture to pot.
  • Now add 8 of the marshmallows and heat through, stirring occasionally until the marshmallows are all melted.
  • Pour into four warm mugs and top each mug with a marshmallow.

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  1. diner524
    This was awesome!! I scaled it back to serve one and it was great on a cold, rainy day!! I found it to have the perfect balance of sweetness and chocolate flavor for my taste. I loved the added salt, maple syrup and melted marshmallow!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for Went to the Market Tag Game.
  2. loof751
    Mmmmm - lovely cocoa! Loved the maple flavor and the subtle effect of the dash of salt. I only had small marshmallows so squished some together to make larger ones lol :) Scaled this down to one serving and really enjoyed - thanks for sharing the recipe!
  3. wicked cook 46
    Very creamy rich hot chocolate. I did find it a bit sweet and thought it could use just a tad more chocolate. love the marshmallow melted into it. Made for 1,2,3 Hit Wonders tag
  4. Sharon123
    I really enjoyed this in the early morning coolnness. I used all whole milk, left out the cream. I also halved the recipe. I used mini marshmallows, which melted, but left the drink looking a liite wierd. Made for Photo tag. Thanks! Yum!
  5. Annacia
    Top drawer hot chocolate. I had to lighten it some or skip it all together. I used a new "Extreme Dark Drinking Chocolate" that I just acquired and at 79% cocoa it's something special. I used no sugar added maple syrup, skim milk and fat free coffee creamer for the cream. For the butter I used a few drops of butter extract and the marshmallows became a squirt of Cool Whip Light. Even with my trims it really is the cure for that chocolate craving. The maple flavor really adds a new twist that is indeed yummy.


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