Rich 'n Creamy Hot Chocolate
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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.

8
servings
25 min
PREP TIME
25 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

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

 

Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream, whipped, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

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

  2. STEP 2

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

  3. STEP 3

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

  4. STEP 4

    Remove from heat; beat with whisk until frothy.

  5. STEP 5

    Pour into mugs. Serve with whipped cream.

Tip #1

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

Nutrition

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

Reviews

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  January 17, 2018

What a deliciously rich hot Chocolate. Perfect for a snow day. It makes quit a bit. I am storing the leftovers in the fridge to warm up again or drink as chocolate milk!

— says Joy
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I used dark chocolate chips.

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  December 22, 2017

Made this for the first time this year. It's amazing!!!!! Will use it every year :)

— says Brandea
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  November 06, 2017

We use this recipe for snack time in our children’s program. We use lactose free milk to help reduce any sensitivities to dairy among the children. The kids love it!

— says Barbara
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  January 16, 2017

Love, love, love this recipe!!! So yummy delicious!!

— says Roni
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  December 22, 2016

This is the best Hot Chocolate I ever tasted! This is a lot better than getting Hot Chocolate in a Packet because who know's whats in it. So creamy. Yum!

— says Nickenzie
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