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Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe



You ever have one of those mornings when everything, and I mean everything, goes right? Today was one of those days for me. The quiche was perfect. The little cinnamon maple danishes where adorable and perfectly maple-y.

The real topper was this homemade hot chocolate. I promise you will love it or I will take down my blog. Well, no I guess I wouldn’t do that. I love being bloggy but I still promise that you’ll dig it more than this season of The Bachelor.

Whisk together in a saucepan:

  • 6 tablespoons of Hershey’s Dark Cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons of sugar
  • A dash of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 1/2 cups of milk
  • 1 1/2 cups of water

Stir with a whisk often until hot but not boiling.

My favorite touch is to add a couple, few, four, five little scoops of ice cream. It is the perfect mix of hot and cold in one cup. It’s also an amazing touch after the cocoa is chilled.


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4 Responses

  1. […] hot chocolate, only, you know, perhaps with a few melted high-quality chocolate bars melted inside… until […]

  2. […] until August 18th, 2011, I thought this was hot chocolate. Then my life […]

  3. Melissa S

    Add ice cream? Oh my goodness…..I can’t wait to try this!

  4. It’s pretty awesome, for sure. I also like to add about 1/4-1/2 tsp of good cinnamon and a dash of cayenne for just a little kick of “on my, what’s that in there?” goodness.

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