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How to Make the Ultimate Hot Chocolate From Scratch (Slideshow)

How to Make the Ultimate Hot Chocolate From Scratch (Slideshow)


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December 13, 2013

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Haley Willard

This hot chocolate recipe is guaranteed to produce wintry, chocolate bliss

You'll Need...

2 cups whole milk

2 cups half-and-half

4 oz. Ghirardelli semisweet chips or bar

5 oz. Dove Silky Smooth Milk Chocolate

1 Tbsp. sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

Whipped cream and grated chocolate, for garnish

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Heat Milk and Half-and-Half

Heat milk and half-and-half in a saucepan over medium heat to just below the simmering point.

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Add 2 Types of Chocolate

Remove the pan from the heat and add both types of chocolate.

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Add Sugar and Vanilla

When chocolate has melted, add the sugar and vanilla and whisk to combine.

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Garnish with Whipped Cream and Chocolate

Reheat gently and serve immediately garnished with whipped cream and grated chocolate.

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Ingredients

Vanilla extract

HERSHEY'S Cocoa

Sugar

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed&MediumSpace

Microwave

Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in large mug.

Heat milk in microwave at high (100%) 1-1/2 minutes or until hot.

Gradually add hot milk to cocoa mixture in mug, stirring until well blended.

Add a sprinkle of cinnamon for a special touch.

Rich and Adult: Increase cocoa to 2 tablespoons follow recipe above.

Lower Fat: Use nonfat milk follow recipe above.

Sugar Free: Omit sugar. Combine cocoa and salt. Proceed as above, using nonfat milk. Stir in vanilla and sugar substitute with sweetening equivalence of 2 tablespoons sugar.


Ingredients

Vanilla extract

HERSHEY'S Cocoa

Sugar

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed&MediumSpace

Microwave

Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in large mug.

Heat milk in microwave at high (100%) 1-1/2 minutes or until hot.

Gradually add hot milk to cocoa mixture in mug, stirring until well blended.

Add a sprinkle of cinnamon for a special touch.

Rich and Adult: Increase cocoa to 2 tablespoons follow recipe above.

Lower Fat: Use nonfat milk follow recipe above.

Sugar Free: Omit sugar. Combine cocoa and salt. Proceed as above, using nonfat milk. Stir in vanilla and sugar substitute with sweetening equivalence of 2 tablespoons sugar.


Ingredients

Vanilla extract

HERSHEY'S Cocoa

Sugar

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed&MediumSpace

Microwave

Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in large mug.

Heat milk in microwave at high (100%) 1-1/2 minutes or until hot.

Gradually add hot milk to cocoa mixture in mug, stirring until well blended.

Add a sprinkle of cinnamon for a special touch.

Rich and Adult: Increase cocoa to 2 tablespoons follow recipe above.

Lower Fat: Use nonfat milk follow recipe above.

Sugar Free: Omit sugar. Combine cocoa and salt. Proceed as above, using nonfat milk. Stir in vanilla and sugar substitute with sweetening equivalence of 2 tablespoons sugar.


Ingredients

Vanilla extract

HERSHEY'S Cocoa

Sugar

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed&MediumSpace

Microwave

Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in large mug.

Heat milk in microwave at high (100%) 1-1/2 minutes or until hot.

Gradually add hot milk to cocoa mixture in mug, stirring until well blended.

Add a sprinkle of cinnamon for a special touch.

Rich and Adult: Increase cocoa to 2 tablespoons follow recipe above.

Lower Fat: Use nonfat milk follow recipe above.

Sugar Free: Omit sugar. Combine cocoa and salt. Proceed as above, using nonfat milk. Stir in vanilla and sugar substitute with sweetening equivalence of 2 tablespoons sugar.


Ingredients

Vanilla extract

HERSHEY'S Cocoa

Sugar

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed&MediumSpace

Microwave

Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in large mug.

Heat milk in microwave at high (100%) 1-1/2 minutes or until hot.

Gradually add hot milk to cocoa mixture in mug, stirring until well blended.

Add a sprinkle of cinnamon for a special touch.

Rich and Adult: Increase cocoa to 2 tablespoons follow recipe above.

Lower Fat: Use nonfat milk follow recipe above.

Sugar Free: Omit sugar. Combine cocoa and salt. Proceed as above, using nonfat milk. Stir in vanilla and sugar substitute with sweetening equivalence of 2 tablespoons sugar.


Ingredients

Vanilla extract

HERSHEY'S Cocoa

Sugar

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed&MediumSpace

Microwave

Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in large mug.

Heat milk in microwave at high (100%) 1-1/2 minutes or until hot.

Gradually add hot milk to cocoa mixture in mug, stirring until well blended.

Add a sprinkle of cinnamon for a special touch.

Rich and Adult: Increase cocoa to 2 tablespoons follow recipe above.

Lower Fat: Use nonfat milk follow recipe above.

Sugar Free: Omit sugar. Combine cocoa and salt. Proceed as above, using nonfat milk. Stir in vanilla and sugar substitute with sweetening equivalence of 2 tablespoons sugar.


Ingredients

Vanilla extract

HERSHEY'S Cocoa

Sugar

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed&MediumSpace

Microwave

Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in large mug.

Heat milk in microwave at high (100%) 1-1/2 minutes or until hot.

Gradually add hot milk to cocoa mixture in mug, stirring until well blended.

Add a sprinkle of cinnamon for a special touch.

Rich and Adult: Increase cocoa to 2 tablespoons follow recipe above.

Lower Fat: Use nonfat milk follow recipe above.

Sugar Free: Omit sugar. Combine cocoa and salt. Proceed as above, using nonfat milk. Stir in vanilla and sugar substitute with sweetening equivalence of 2 tablespoons sugar.


Ingredients

Vanilla extract

HERSHEY'S Cocoa

Sugar

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed&MediumSpace

Microwave

Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in large mug.

Heat milk in microwave at high (100%) 1-1/2 minutes or until hot.

Gradually add hot milk to cocoa mixture in mug, stirring until well blended.

Add a sprinkle of cinnamon for a special touch.

Rich and Adult: Increase cocoa to 2 tablespoons follow recipe above.

Lower Fat: Use nonfat milk follow recipe above.

Sugar Free: Omit sugar. Combine cocoa and salt. Proceed as above, using nonfat milk. Stir in vanilla and sugar substitute with sweetening equivalence of 2 tablespoons sugar.


Ingredients

Vanilla extract

HERSHEY'S Cocoa

Sugar

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed&MediumSpace

Microwave

Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in large mug.

Heat milk in microwave at high (100%) 1-1/2 minutes or until hot.

Gradually add hot milk to cocoa mixture in mug, stirring until well blended.

Add a sprinkle of cinnamon for a special touch.

Rich and Adult: Increase cocoa to 2 tablespoons follow recipe above.

Lower Fat: Use nonfat milk follow recipe above.

Sugar Free: Omit sugar. Combine cocoa and salt. Proceed as above, using nonfat milk. Stir in vanilla and sugar substitute with sweetening equivalence of 2 tablespoons sugar.


Ingredients

Vanilla extract

HERSHEY'S Cocoa

Sugar

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed&MediumSpace

Microwave

Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in large mug.

Heat milk in microwave at high (100%) 1-1/2 minutes or until hot.

Gradually add hot milk to cocoa mixture in mug, stirring until well blended.

Add a sprinkle of cinnamon for a special touch.

Rich and Adult: Increase cocoa to 2 tablespoons follow recipe above.

Lower Fat: Use nonfat milk follow recipe above.

Sugar Free: Omit sugar. Combine cocoa and salt. Proceed as above, using nonfat milk. Stir in vanilla and sugar substitute with sweetening equivalence of 2 tablespoons sugar.