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Steamy Hot Chocolate


There's nothing better on a snowy day than homemade hot cocoa.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2003


  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 quart milk
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Salt
  • Whipped cream, (optional)


  1. Put cocoa powder in saucepan. Stir in milk a bit at a time until cocoa liquefies; add remainder. Add chocolate chips; melt over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

  2. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and pinch of salt. Ladle into mugs; top with whipped cream, if desired.

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  • TBag
    31 DEC, 2008
    Are you sure about adding 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract? In two other hot chocolate recipes from this site, the recipes are exactly the same except the other two recipes called for 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  • Junecutie
    12 DEC, 2008
    I used 2 cups rice milk and 2 cups coconut milk. It's totally dairy free except for the chocolate chips. And you can buy chocolate chips that are dairy free at health food stores. Mucho yummo!!!! Junecutie
  • kimwylie0523
    17 JAN, 2008
    Add cinnamon and it's Mexican hot chocolate!