Ghostly Great Hot Chocolate

Ghostly Great Hot Chocolate
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Serve this hot creamy chocolate beverage on a cool, crisp Halloween night.
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
8 servings

Ingredients

Hot Chocolate

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 cups (1 pint)
Land O Lakes® Half & Half
2 teaspoons
vanilla

Toppings

Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream, sweetened, whipped
Grated chocolate, if desired
Freshly grated lemon zest, if desired
Freshly grated orange zest, if desired
Ground cinnamon, if desired
Ground nutmeg, if desired

Directions

  1. Melt chocolate chips over low heat, stirring constantly, in 3-quart saucepan. Stir in sugar, water and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with whisk, 4-5 minutes or until mixture comes to a full boil. Boil, stirring constantly, 2 minutes. Stir in milk and half & half.
  2. Continue cooking over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 12-15 minutes or until heated through. (Do not boil.) Add vanilla. Beat with whisk until frothy.
  3. Pour into mugs; top each serving with dollop of whipped cream. Garnish with additional toppings, if desired.
  4. Microwave Directions: Combine chocolate chips, sugar, water and salt in bowl. Microwave on, stirring every minute, 3-4 minutes or until chocolate chips are melted and mixture comes to a full boil. Microwave 2 minutes. Stir in milk and half & half. Microwave, stirring after half the time, 8-10 minutes or until heated through. (Do not boil.) Add vanilla. Beat with whisk until frothy. Serve as directed above.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
260
Cholesterol
10mg
Carbohydrates
40g
Protein
8g
Fat
9g
Sodium
180mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

I love this hot cocoa! I've made it for both family and church activities and there was NOTHING leftover.

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