Velvety Hot Chocolate

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"I've taste tested many hot chocolates and cocoas, and this one is the BEST! I made some changes to a favorite recipe to perfect it. Results? Velvety smooth rich liquid chocolate! It sure quenches a chocolate craving and warms the soul! I like to double it, and bring it in a pump thermos to Winter parties."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (292.2 g)
  • Calories 314.5
  • Total Fat - 12 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 27 mg
  • Sodium - 337.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 45 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.8 g
  • Sugars - 40.2 g
  • Protein - 9.1 g
  • Calcium - 290 mg
  • Iron - 0.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

In a large saucepan, whisk together cocoa powder, sugar, cornstarch, and salt.

Step 2

Whisk milk into dry ingredients.

Step 3

Over medium heat, bring mixture to a simmer, whisking constantly. Try not to let it boil.

Step 4

Add chocolate chips and whisk until melted and smooth.

Step 5

Return to a simmer, whisking constantly until frothy.

Step 6

Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla.

Step 7

Pour into 4 mugs and top with whipped cream, if desired. You can also dust it with cocoa powder or chocolate shavings.

Tips & Variations

  • Whipped cream, to top (optional)
  • Cocoa powder or chocolate shavings, to garnish (optional)



This really is velvety smooth. And tasty! I made one change-instead of vanilla extract, I used raspberry extract-love raspberry and chocolate together!

review by:
(15 Feb 2014)


This is so much better than any hot chocolate I have ever made. My husband and I had some this morning and I found myself having another mug full at lunch and then again this afternoon. This could become a habit. So yummy!

review by:
(27 Jan 2014)