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Creamy Hot Chocolate Recipe for a Fabulous Winter

This delicious hot chocolate recipe is so creamy and rich that it will put the hot cocoa packets in your cupboard to shame. So easy to make!

Creamy Hot Chocolate Recipe for a Fabulous Winter

This weekend the temperatures are set to dip down low so I figured it’s time to bust out the hot chocolate!

Today I am sharing my favorite homemade version of a hot chocolate recipe, so creamy and rich it puts the cocoa packets in my cupboard to shame.

This delicious hot chocolate recipe is so creamy and rich that it will put the hot cocoa packets in your cupboard to shame.

Plus, it’s really not that much more work to make from scratch and the results are so decadent you will die and go to creamy hot chocolate heaven. You can also make the mix ahead and store it for later.

Although, if you are capable of doing such a thing, your willpower should be celebrated with a parade. Here is how you make my favorite hot chocolate recipe!

(Learn how to make pink hot chocolate)

This delicious hot chocolate recipe is so creamy and rich that it will put the hot cocoa packets in your cupboard to shame.

Decadent Hot Chocolate Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 ounces semi- or bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder, any kind you like
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract or the seeds from a tiny segment of fresh vanilla bean
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt or 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until powdery or chop or grate the chocolate until it is as fine as you can get it, and stir it into the remaining ingredients. (Mixture keeps in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 months.)

Heat one cup of milk (coconut, almond or others would work here too) in a saucepan over medium heat until steamy. Add 3 tablespoons hot cocoa mix.

Whisk over heat for another minute or two, until it begins to simmer and mix is completely dissolved. Pour into mug, top with mini-marshmallows or a dollop of whipped cream.

Tip: to make in a slow cooker or crockpot, add ingredients to the crockpot and simmer on low for 1 – 2 hours.

Adapted from The Smitten Kitchen

This delicious hot chocolate recipe is so creamy and rich that it will put the hot cocoa packets in your cupboard to shame.

Add some pumpkin chocolate chip cookies to go along and you’ll have yourself a blissful fall sugar coma for days!

how to make a creamy hot chocolate
Yield: 8 servings

Creamy Hot Chocolate Recipe

This delicious hot chocolate recipe is so creamy and rich that it will put the hot cocoa packets in your cupboard to shame.

This delicious hot chocolate recipe is so creamy and rich that it will put the hot cocoa packets in your cupboard to shame. So easy to make!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes

Ingredients

For the Mix

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 T corn starch
  • 3 oz semi-sweet chocolate, (roughly chopped)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until powdery. If you don't have a food processor, chop or grate the chocolate until it is as fine as you can get it.
  2. Stir it into the remaining ingredients (mixture keeps in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 months).
  3. Heat one cup of milk (coconut, almond or others would work here too) in a saucepan over medium heat until steamy.  Add 3 tablespoons hot cocoa mix.
  4. Whisk over heat for another minute or two, until it begins to simmer and mix is completely dissolved.
  5. Pour into mug; top with mini-marshmallows or a dollop of whipped cream.

Notes

Nutrition information for mix only. Please add calories, etc. for an additional one cup milk when serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 126Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 38mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 2gSugar: 16gProtein: 1g

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This delicious hot chocolate recipe is so creamy and rich that it will put the hot cocoa packets in your cupboard to shame.

What is your favorite way to enjoy hot chocolate? Homemade or store bought? Whipped cream or marshmallows? I’d love to hear your take! And be sure to visit us as we blog about style, food, and the things we love over at the Pretty Life Girls.

PS – for a unique way to gift delicious chocolate, visit this hot chocolate on stick idea. So fun!

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Paige

Monday 26th of October 2015

This hot chocolate looks so delicious and is probably a million times better than the packets!

Paige http://www.thehappyflammily.com/