Ultra-Rich Hot Chocolate

"Home made and ultra good! If this recipe proves to be too rich for you, simply add more milk to adjust it to your preference."
photo by Billy Green photo by Billy Green
photo by Billy Green
photo by Billy Green photo by Billy Green
photo by Billy Green photo by Billy Green
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  • Bring milk, cocoa powder and sugar to simmer in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat, whisking frequently.
  • Add chocolate; whisk until melted and smooth.
  • Add salt; bring to simmer, whisking constantly until frothy.
  • Ladle into 4 mugs.
  • Sprinkle with marshmallows or dollop of whipped cream.
  • Makes 4 servings.

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  1. dandel
    Just what I was looking for! I made an individual portion by quartering the recipe to: 1 cup milk (I used 1%), 1 Tbsp cocoa powder, 2 Tbsp sugar, and 1 oz chocolate. Put it all in a mug, microwaved for one minute, stirred with a fork, and microwaved for another minute. Easy and delicious.
  2. JefferyBeans
    Ultra-good is right! Delicious with whipped cream or marshmallows! Thanks for the recipe!
  3. Engrossed
    I've been taste testing hot chocolates and this one is excellent! I used 2% milk and added 1tbsp cornstarch to give it thickness and 2tsp of vanilla extract to add even more chocolate richness. Just wonderful.
  4. Barbell Bunny
    WHOA. The name of this recipe does not disappoint! Super velvety, decadent, and comforting. I used unsweetened coconut milk (that's all we had on hand), omitted the salt, and added a sprinkle of coffee and it turned out phenomenal. I topped it with homemade whipped cream, but I'll be adding Bailey's tonight ;] This was immediately saved as a go-to recipe on Pinterest!
  5. TORRIE S.
    Very good. I used skim milk and it was still creamy. Use the best chocolate you have on hand. I've found that is what impacts the "graininess" factor most. Vallahorna 66% was fantastic. I am thinking of reducing the sugar... P.S. Halves and Quarters well


  1. Laura D.
    Add 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  2. mums the word
    A really decadent treat to warm us up on a blustery day. I had to use chocolate chips in place of the bittersweet chocolate but I thought it was still excellent. Didn't have any whipped cream but will be sure to do that next time too. Thx for the treat!



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