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Gourmet Homemade Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate

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Gourmet Homemade Hot Chocolate

Gourmet Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

 This homemade Gourmet Hot Chocolate is easy and absolutely delectable.  There’s nothing that compares with the texture, smooth and creamy rich taste of a cooked hot chocolate versus an instant and it is really worth the few minutes it takes to cook.  Give this fabulous hot chocolate a try.  Serve with chocolate chips, crushed candy canes, marshmallows, heath-bits, flavored syrups, anything your heart desires as stir-ins.  



1/3  cup brown sugar 1/4  cup dutch processed cocoa powder

1/8  tsp. salt

1 1/3 cup half and half

3 cups whole milk

1 tsp. vanilla


whipped cream


candy sticks

vanilla ice cream



Stir together sugar, cocoa and salt in a medium saucepan; add half and half.

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture comes to a boil. Simmer 2 minutes, still stirring constantly.????????????????????????????????????After the 2 minutes, add the milk.  Stirring constantly, heat to desired serving temperature. Do NOT boil after adding the milk.????????????????????????????????????When warm enough to your taste, remove cocoa from heat, add vanilla; whisk or beat until frothy and serve with desired toppings.

Carrie Gronemans recipe, Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2013, 2016

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  1. I’m definitely pinning this to try out later. I’ve always wanted to make my own hot chocolate but wasn’t sure how. Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party.

  2. Pinned to try later ! Looks delicious 🙂

  3. Sounds divine. I’ll definitely have to give this one a try.

  4. I love this time of year because of hot chocolate! Thanks for linking up at Create it or Bake it hope you come back tomorrow and share again!

  5. Diane Roark says:

    YUMMY! We have had some very unusual cold weather in Arkansas this week. I need to fix some homemade hot chocolate.
    Thank you so much for stopping by http://www.recipesforourdailybread.com and linking up this post.
    Diane Roark

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