Hot Chocolate to Die For

"What is more pleasing than a cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter day? Homemade hot chocolate with many variations..that's what. This recipe is so smooth and decadent, sure to melt the frost off your windows!"
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  • These amounts are for 1 cup.
  • Combine in double boiler the milk chocolate, butter, and vanilla.
  • Stir till melted and smooth.
  • Add the half-and-half. Add this very slowly and do not boil.
  • Serve over a handful of mini marshmallows and garnish with a bit of nutmeg.
  • Variations: substitute dark semisweet chocolate or white chocolate.
  • Try adding some liqueurs--Kahlua to go with the milk chocolate; Cointreau (goes with the dark chocolate); or peppermint Schnapps with the white chocolate.

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  1. Annacia
    I do agree that this is a truly superior hot chocolate. My change, due to personal preference only, was to use 2 ounces of extra dark Belgian chocolate. This is a slow sipping chocolate for sure, rich in chocolate, thick and creamy. Made for Comfort Cafe, Jan 2010.
  2. Studentchef
    Hmmm, yummy! Was it bad that I had both servings and that my parents got upset that I didn't share any of it with them! I didn't have the kahlua (I used the milk chocolate), but my father had kahlua in his and he said he liked it. By the way he did have a few sips before adding the kahlua and he said it was good just the way it was as well.
  3. PhylPhyl
    Hot chocolate has to be rich to be worth it, and this was worth it. I decided to make this on the spur of the moment and didn't have the half and half or cream. All I had was skim milk, and I used semi sweet chocolate (personal preference). Very strong chocolate flavor (YUM!). I will definitely have to try this with something other than skim milk, but it was still very good with skim.
  4. Kittencalrecipezazz
    I made this for my DH today, it was good but definately not "to die for"! I'll still stick with my plain old instant chocolate mix made with half and half, it takes much less effort and just as good...Kittencal:)
  5. ReeLani
    Rich and thick and very good. Maybe even a bit too rich for me, although I know my fiancé would just love it. I used fat free half-n-half, and added a tbs of Kahlua. It's warming the body and soul!


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