I was always taught that hot chocolate was made with chocolate and hot cocoa was made with cocoa powder. This is the richest hot chocolate you'll ever have. I don't remember where I got this recipe from. Add cinnamon or nutmeg, if desired. Serve in small tea or coffee cups, because it is very rich!


Recipe Summary

5 mins
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8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Place chocolate, butter, and vanilla extract in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Stir frequently, scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching, until chocolate is melted and completely smooth, about 5 minutes. Add half-and-half slowly to avoid cooling chocolate mixture too much, stirring while you add it. Heat until hot but not boiling.


Nutrition Facts

473 calories; protein 8.4g; carbohydrates 31.9g; fat 37.3g; cholesterol 74.8mg; sodium 94.9mg. Full Nutrition

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This is pure chocolate decadence! Oh my gosh, it's good! So easy to make too! I scaled this down to 1 1/2 servings, and it made enough for me and my hubby to share, since it's quite rich. You want to make sure to use a chocolate that you really really enjoy, as that effects the entire outcome of the hot chocolate. I used a 72% dark chocolate and loved how this turned out--rich, chocolaty, and not-too-sweet. One minor thing is that this will form a skin on top as it cools, so make sure to enjoy it immediately. Great recipe! Thank you so much! Read More