Keep some condensed milk on hand for cold days, and whip up a batch of this rich hot chocolate warm your loved ones.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In large saucepan over medium heat, combine sweetened condensed milk, cocoa, vanilla and salt; mix well. Slowly stir in water. Heat through, stirring occasionally. Do not boil. Top with marshmallows, (optional). Store covered in refrigerator.

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MICROWAVE

In 2-quart glass measure, combine all ingredients except marshmallows. Microwave on 100% power (HIGH) 8 to 10 minutes, stirring every 3 minutes. Top with marshmallows if desired. Store covered in refrigerator.

Tip:

Creamy Hot Chocolate can be stored in refrigerator up to 5 days. Mix well and reheat before serving.

Nutrition Facts

250 calories; 6 g total fat; 18 mg cholesterol; 115 mg sodium. 20.9 g carbohydrates; 3.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2005
Great hot chocolate but like other reviewers noted use whole milk rather than water. For Mexican hot chocolate add a tablespoon of cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of instant coffee. Gets very sludgy at the bottom so keep it stirred really well. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/02/2010
The first time I made this it was WAY too rich...even for me the chocoholic!! The second time I made it I used sweetened condensed milk 1/4 cup cocoa powder vanilla salt 1 can evaporated milk (not low fat) and 4 1/2 cups water it made it really creamy and the cocoa taste wasn't overpowering. I'll definately make this from now on with my adjustments! Read More
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  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2005
Great hot chocolate but like other reviewers noted use whole milk rather than water. For Mexican hot chocolate add a tablespoon of cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of instant coffee. Gets very sludgy at the bottom so keep it stirred really well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2005
This was sooo good! I used 2% milk instead of water that it originally called for. My Bunco group really enjoyed every sip of it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2005
I used 4 c. milk and 1 c. water and tossed in about 2 T. of creamy peanut butter for good measure. Fantastic! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/02/2010
The first time I made this it was WAY too rich...even for me the chocoholic!! The second time I made it I used sweetened condensed milk 1/4 cup cocoa powder vanilla salt 1 can evaporated milk (not low fat) and 4 1/2 cups water it made it really creamy and the cocoa taste wasn't overpowering. I'll definately make this from now on with my adjustments! Read More
(37)
Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2010
This was the best homemade hot chocolate I've made so far but it just needed to be a tad sweeter for our taste... the coco was the overpowering taste and without the whipped cream it just wasn't sweet enough. But everyone really liked it so I'm going to make it again but next time just use alittle less coco. I liked this much better than the store bought mixes that you just need to add hot water too. UPDATE I made this twice since the first time and I now make it with 1/3 cup coco 3 1/2 cups water and 3 cups of milk... It's PERFECT!!! The kids keep asking for it. THANKS!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/24/2005
very good. quick and easy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This was very good and creamy and much easier than other recipes. I will be making this again. Just be careful and don't overcook. I put it on low heat to keep warm and it changed the flavor a bit. Next time I will place in a carafe to keep warm. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2005
I aggree with some of the other reviews- it was a bit sludgy on the bottom however I will be using this as my staple hot chocolate recipe. It tastes great! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/08/2005
I copied this recipe down for future reference and ended up using it this evening. It's a nice quick treat when company pops up but it does get very gritty. It took me an extra couple minutes to fix because as I poured it up I had to use a strainer so people wouldn't have grit at the bottom of the cup. I added a little whip cream when I finished and PRESTO! It was great. Read More
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