Hot Chocolate Recipe
This Hot Chocolate recipe is rich, creamy, and oh so chocolaty. It's the perfect drink to warm up with after a cold winter's day.
In a large saucepan, add 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 1/2 tbsp granulated sugar, 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream, 4 cups whole milk, 8 oz semisweet chocolate chips, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt.
Cook on medium-high heat while stirring constantly until the chocolate chips completely melt and the hot chocolate comes to a simmer. Then turn the heat off and serve immediately.
Divide the hot chocolate among mugs and top with whipped cream, chocolate shaving, or marshmallows. Make sure to take your first sips carefully as it will be pretty hot.
- Make sure to stir constantly to avoid burning the chocolate on the bottom of the saucepan.
- Use good quality chocolate chips. The better the quality of the chocolate, the better your hot chocolate will taste.
- If you don't like super rich and chocolatey hot cocoa, you can thin it out with a little bit of extra milk.
Calories: 556kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 713mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 642IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 325mg | Iron: 4mg