Fancy something cold instead? This recipe is also the base for our Rich Frozen Hot Chocolate.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a saucepan, combine milk, chocolate, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Heat over medium, whisking frequently, until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Cover to keep warm.

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  • Whisk cream to soft peaks in a bowl. Divide hot chocolate between two mugs, dollop each with whipped cream, and serve immediately.

Cook's Notes

To add more sweetness, swap out the whipped cream for marshmallows.

Variations

To make this a spicy Mexican hot chocolate, whisk 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract into milk mixture before heating. Serve each mug with a cinnamon stick for stirring (and aroma).

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