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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.

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25 min
Prep Time
25 min
Total Time


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 (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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