Rich 'n Creamy Hot Chocolate

Rich 'n Creamy Hot Chocolate

A hot chocolate recipe that is heartwarming, creamy, and an all-time favorite beverage made with Land O Lakes® Half & Half.

25 min. prep time
8 servings
11511 Ratings


1 cup real semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/8 teaspoon salt
5 1/2 cups milk
2 teaspoons vanilla


Melt chocolate chips, stirring constantly, in saucepan over low heat. Stir in sugar, water and salt.

Increase heat to medium. Cook, whisking constantly, until mixture comes to a full boil. Continue cooking 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

Add milk and half & half; cook until heated through. (Do not boil.) Add vanilla.

Remove from heat; beat with whisk until frothy.

Pour into mugs. Serve with whipped cream.

Recipe Tip

If desired, sprinkle with your choice of toppings: grated chocolate, grated orange zest, ground cinnamon, or ground nutmeg.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 260

Fat: 9g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 180mg

Carbohydrates: 40g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 8g

Recipe #4757©2011Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I made this using high-cacao content chocolate chips. Not a good choice. It looks a bit like pepper is floating in the cocoa but it tastes great. I also substituted cream for the half-and-half... Excellent choice.
This is so amazingly delicious, the best hot chocolate recipe I've ever made.
Enjoyed making this wonderful Hot Chocolate for my grandchildren.
This is an easy and delicious recipe!
I used this recipe for a Hot Chocolate Bar for a gathering of friends and family. I tripled the recipe and after heating it I poured it in the crockpot to keep it warm. Only thing I did different when tripling it was adding 2 cups semisweet and 1 cup dark chocolate chips. Delicious!
This is my hubby and 4 kids favorite hot chocolate! It's so easy I don't even mind making it!
Used Fat Free Half 'n Half and Skim Plus Milk and the Hot Chocolate was excellent.
How great would it be with regular half 'n half and milk!!!
Definitely one of the best Hot Chocolate Drinks my daughter and I have had.
I made this and my teenage son and his friends loved it. It is like drinking chocolate... very rich and decadent. I cut the recipe in half to make 4 servings.
Love this recipe! So much better than the hot chocolate mixes that has who knows what in it (or even how to pronounce some of the ingredients listed on the packaging). Delicious and wholesome---what more could you want? Susan
Best hot chocolate I had!!!!! It's delicious absoulutley recommended to friends!!!!!!
Its soooooooooooooooooooooooo goooooddd!!!!!!!!!! it tastes like my brownie mix :D
and im a 12 year old kid!! so i lovedddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd it :D
Yuuuummmmyyyy! My kids didn't think you could make Hot Chocolate without a package and hot

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