Christmas time isn’t complete without my Rich and Creamy Hot Chocolate. Put your slippers and a Santa hat on, grab aaallll the cookies, and sip away! Then it’s nap time. 🙂
I’m sorry but you gotta put down that packet of hot chocolate. Get yourself some REAL ingredients for the BEST hot chocolate. It might be indulgent, but it’s necessary for this time of year.
Only 20 minutes to THIS. Raise your hand if you have 20 minutes to spare. ME!
Only seven ingredients plus the topper.
- unsweetened chocolate
- 2% milk
- heavy cream
- baking chocolate bars
It makes 8 cups, or 5-6 servings.
I made the cool whip topping by whipping some heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Use a hand mixer to save your arm some stress OR just buy the cool whip in the can. Shhh, I didn’t tell you that. 🙂
My biggest tip for making this Rich and Creamy Hot Chocolate —> Make a batch or two, store it in a canister that pours, and keep it in the refrigerator until you want some.
Just shake shake shake it. Pour it. Warm it up. And DRINK!
Please let me know if you try this Rich and Creamy Hot Chocolate, and how you like it!
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Rich and Creamy Hot Chocolate
For the hot chocolate:
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 5 cups 2% milk
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
- 6 ounces Baker’s semisweet baking chocolate bar
For the whipping cream:
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- chocolate shavings or melted chocolate – to serve
- candy canes – to serve
- In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, warm water for a few minutes. Add cocoa powder and sugar, and whisk until smooth.
- Add milk, heavy cream, and vanilla – and continue whisking until heated through, about 5-10 minutes. Break baking chocolate in pieces and add to pan. Continue stirring until chocolate is melted and mixture is hot and creamy.
- For the whipping cream, combine the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Using a hand mixer, beat until stiff peaks form.
- To serve, pour hot chocolate in mugs. Spoon whipping cream over top with some chocolate shavings or melted chocolate, and a candy cane.