I was messing around in my kitchen one day and was craving hot cocoa. Since I only had dark chocolate on hand, I used that, and for a festive touch added cinnamon. Pour into a mug and top with whipped cream or marshmallows, if desired. Serve hot.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 cup
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat milk in a saucepan over medium heat until just before boiling, 3 to 4 minutes. Add brown sugar and stir until dissolved, about 1 minute. Stir dark chocolate into milk until melted, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and stir cream and cinnamon into milk mixture.

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Tips

For creamier cocoa, use more heavy cream. I also like to put whipped cream at the bottom of the mug and pour the cocoa over it.

Nutrition Facts

493 calories; protein 11g 22% DV; carbohydrates 57g 18% DV; fat 28.2g 43% DV; cholesterol 44.8mg 15% DV; sodium 120mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2015
Where has this recipe been all my life? I would give this 10 stars if I could. The taste is rich and creamy and tastes like all the good things in life in a mug. I used coconut cream and heavy coconut cream instead of dairy versions. I used whipped coconut cream too. Top this with some cayenne pepper! This will make you hate those cold dreary days a bit less! Thank you Aurora for this heavenly cup of chocolate goodness! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/29/2020
It was too thick to drink. I plan to try it again with 1oz of dark chocolate. Read More
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 0
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  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2015
Where has this recipe been all my life? I would give this 10 stars if I could. The taste is rich and creamy and tastes like all the good things in life in a mug. I used coconut cream and heavy coconut cream instead of dairy versions. I used whipped coconut cream too. Top this with some cayenne pepper! This will make you hate those cold dreary days a bit less! Thank you Aurora for this heavenly cup of chocolate goodness! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2017
Perfect. Added a tablespoon of flour for that Haitian touch. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2016
Rich rich rich. I melted my chocolate in a double boiler. Actually it was a glass bowl over a pan of boiling water. I warmed my milk in a pan with sugar & cinnamon on other burner. Then added it to melted chocolate gradually whisking it in. I never added cream...I had it out but was so impressed with its thickness and richness I never added any cream I used fat boy milk alias whole milk! That probably made the difference! Numnum Nummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2020
Saved as a favorite. Perfect as is. Step it up as you wish. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2016
Very awesome! Made one exactly as written (but using 1%-thats what we drink) it was super tasty and rich. The second mug I again used 1% with a teaspoon of honey instead of brown sugar. They were both great. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
04/29/2020
It was too thick to drink. I plan to try it again with 1oz of dark chocolate. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2020
Yum! I happened to have some 85% chocolate so this recipe was perfect. I didn’t have heavy cream so used whipped topping instead. Left out the cinnamon just because I wanted to try the taste of the dark chocolate without it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2018
Great cocoa! Tasted amazing with the touch of cinnamon!! Read More
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