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Ghostly Great Hot Chocolate

Ghostly Great Hot Chocolate

Serve this hot creamy chocolate beverage on a cool, crisp Halloween night.


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10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
8
servings

Ingredients

Hot Chocolate

1 cup 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

How to make

  1. STEP 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. STEP 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. STEP 3

    Pour into mugs; top each serving with dollop of whipped cream. Garnish with additional toppings, if desired.

Tip #1

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.

Nutrition (1 serving)

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