This is a very strong and rich recipe. Great for chocolate lovers!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
3
Yield:
3 servings
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Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat 2 1/2 cups milk in a saucepan over medium heat until steaming, about 5 minutes. Stir in brown sugar, maple syrup, honey, and vanilla extract. Bring to boil and stir in cocoa powder. Remove from heat and add the remaining 1/2 cup milk. Return saucepan over heat and simmer until heated through, about 2 minutes more. Ladle into cups to serve.

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Nutrition Facts

148 calories; protein 9.3g 19% DV; carbohydrates 17.5g 6% DV; fat 5.7g 9% DV; cholesterol 19.5mg 7% DV; sodium 101.8mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2012
I followed the recipe exactly just using a small pot and making 1/2 recipe. If you like hot chocolate not sweet at all you will like this. I honestly was dissapointed with this as is. However after I took it off of the burner I let 3 large marshmallows from Allrecipes recipe "Spooky Homemade Marshmallows " melt into it and it was perfect. I topped my cup with some lite whipped topping also. If adding marshmallows or other toppings the sweetness gets balanced fortunately. Read More
(18)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/29/2012
palatable after adding a lot more honey Read More
(5)
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2012
I followed the recipe exactly just using a small pot and making 1/2 recipe. If you like hot chocolate not sweet at all you will like this. I honestly was dissapointed with this as is. However after I took it off of the burner I let 3 large marshmallows from Allrecipes recipe "Spooky Homemade Marshmallows " melt into it and it was perfect. I topped my cup with some lite whipped topping also. If adding marshmallows or other toppings the sweetness gets balanced fortunately. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2012
I used pure canadian maple syrup in this recipe. Because I am out of honey I doubled the amount of syrup. I topped this with a dollop of Cool Whip. One of the best hot chocolate recipes I've tried yet. I loved that it wasn't overly sweet and that slight hint of maple. VERY good. Read More
(15)
Rating: 2 stars
12/29/2012
palatable after adding a lot more honey Read More
(5)
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Rating: 3 stars
03/05/2014
Was a little bitter and I didn't see any difference or necessity to add the honey brown sugar and maple syrup. I didn't taste that it added anything significant - I still needed to add a couple tablespoons of sugar to take the bitterness of the cocoa out. Read More
(2)
Rating: 3 stars
12/05/2012
Made this for my kids this morning. One of my kids gave it back to me! As written it was not very sweet at all. I added 3 tsp. of sugar to each cup and still didn't add the sweetness that you typically have with Hot Chocolate. I will try this recipe again but instead of 1/2 teaspoons I will change it to 1/2 tablespoons. Read More
(1)
Rating: 1 stars
11/17/2015
This recipe was way too bitter. There wasn't enough sugar or sweetener of any kind. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/05/2014
I omitted the brown sugar and 6 tsp of maple sugar instead. Was the perfect sweetness! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2013
We made this this morning and it was delicious! We are a refined sugar-free family so we love finding recipes like this one. We did not uae brown sugar but a full teaspoon of both syrup and honey. We also used cream in the second addition of milk. yum yum. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
02/25/2016
I followed the recipe exactly and it wasn't sweet. Should have read the other reviews before I used this recipe Read More