Best Hot Chocolate Recipes?

It looks like a lot of the U.S. is in for some chilly weather on Sunday. Here’s just the thing to warm you up!

French Hot Chocolate


This one is thick and not very sweet. (I love it, my other taster who prefers sweeter hot chocolate thought it was too bitter without lots of whipped cream.)

1 4-oz. bar of bittersweet chocolate (not semi-sweet)
3/4 cup whole milk
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon powdered sugar
whipped cream

Break up the chocolate bar into small pieces. Set aside.

Heat milk, heavy cream, and powdered sugar in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. When the milk mixture starts to bubble, remove it from the heat and whisk in chocolate pieces until they are melted and the drink is thick and smooth.

Pour into small cups (it’s very rich, you don’t need much) and top with whipped cream. Serves 2.

Hot Cocoa


This one is sweeter but lower in fat.

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons sugar
Pinch of salt
1 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Whisk together all of the dry ingredients and 1/4 cup of the milk in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Mix until the cocoa and sugar are dissolved. Whisk in the rest of the milk and heat it over medium heat, whisking enough to keep it smooth and well mixed. Heat until it is your preferred level of hot. Stir in the vanilla and serve.

This makes one cup but you can multiply it easily.

Candy Bar Hot Chocolate

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4 cups Half & Half
2 4 oz. Hershey Bars

Break up chocolate bars.

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Heat Half & Half in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Slowly add in chocolate, stirring well until it’s well mixed.

Makes 4 servings.

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