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Ultimate Hot Chocolate

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Ultimate Hot Chocolate is rich and chocolaty, and ideal for wintery days.

This Ultimate Hot Chocolate has become a Christmas morning tradition in our house. It’s rich and creamy and made with two kinds of chocolate. Also contributing to the richness is the combination of whole milk and heavy cream.

Ultimate Hot Chocolate is rich and chocolaty, and ideal for wintery days.

Why two milks? For richness, of course. You could substitute 2% milk but anything else and it won’t be as rich. Why milk chocolate chips? It’s my family’s preference. I have used semi-sweet and they work well too. If you only have semi-sweet, use them, it will still be delicious.

Ultimate Hot Chocolate is rich and chocolaty, and ideal for wintery days.

But my ultimate hot chocolate isn’t just for Christmas. It’s perfect anytime you need to warm up on a cold day. If you have leftover, you can certainly store it covered, in the fridge and warm it up again. While you can warm it in the microwave, I always prefer to do so on the stovetop. I have to say, though, we’ve never had any leftover.

Ultimate Hot Chocolate is rich and chocolaty, and ideal for wintery days.

Ultimate Hot Chocolate

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Rich, creamy and delicious. Perfect for a cold day.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a Dutch oven over medium heat, combine whole milk, whipping cream, sugar and cocoa powder. Whisk constantly until cocoa powder is combined and sugar is melted. Add chocolate chips and stir until melted. 
  2. Heat thoroughly, then reduce heat to low to keep warm. Don't ever let the mixture come to a boil. Stir occasionally so it doesn't burn.
  3. Serve in warmed mugs with whipped cream, marshmallows and other hot chocolate toppings.

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Ultimate Hot Chocolate is rich and chocolaty, and ideal for wintery days.

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Jan Thomas

Saturday 2nd of February 2019

I love a good hot chocolate recipe!!! Thanks for sharing a lovely treat for a Chocolate Lovers Link Pary at Celebrate 365 Blog Party!

Valentina | The Baking Fairy

Saturday 5th of January 2019

This sounds so rich and wonderful! How smart to use both milk and cream for an extra thick drink!

Cindy

Saturday 5th of January 2019

I love all kinds of hot chocolate. This sounds sooooo good!

Liz @ Books n' Cooks

Saturday 5th of January 2019

Such a lovely Christmas morning tradition! We love hot chocolate in this house, but usually make with low-fat milk. Will need to try your version one snowy day this winter.

Jolene

Friday 4th of January 2019

Woah. Need to save this one for cheat day ;) Looks amazing!

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