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Rich 'n Creamy Hot Chocolate
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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 extract


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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Place chocolate chips into saucepan. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted. 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, if desired.

Tip #1

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

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