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Real Hot Chocolate

Real Hot Chocolate
8 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

Total Time: 10

Yield: 3 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups whole or 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup light cream
  • 3 tablespoons firmly packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus a pinch to garnish
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Pinch table salt
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  • Whipped cream


Combine ingredients (except whipped cream) in a medium-size saucepan over medium heat. Heat, stirring often, until milk is steaming but not boiling (reduce heat as needed) and chocolate melts.

Serve with whipped cream and garnish with ground cinnamon.
Updated Thursday, January 23rd, 2003
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5 Responses to Real Hot Chocolate

  1. Chris Lighty January 24, 2004 at 9:49 pm #

    What hot chocolate is supposed to taste like!

  2. Anonymous January 31, 2006 at 12:22 pm #

    Absolutely the best!!!

  3. Anonymous January 30, 2008 at 12:01 pm #

    Just like we made waaaaay back as a kid. Thanks.

  4. Anonymous February 10, 2009 at 6:18 am #

    I have made my own cocoa as a wonderful before bed beverage many times, but I love the addition of brown sugar. YUM !!!!!!

  5. Anonymous February 10, 2009 at 9:02 pm #

    I’m an old man and that tastes like the hot chocolate that my grandma made for us kids. It just doesn’t get any better than that.

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