Velvety Hot Chocolate
May 17, 2013
Categories: Beverages, Non-Alcoholic, Desserts, Dairy, North American, Budget-Friendly, Easy/Beginner Cooking, Kid Pleaser, One-Pot Meal, Quick Meals, Christmas, Entertaining, Fall/Autumn, Potluck, Valentine's Day, Winter, Stove Top, Gluten-Free, No Eggs, Vegetarian, Make it from scratch, Chocolate, Milk more
"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."
- 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
In a large saucepan, whisk together cocoa powder, sugar, cornstarch, and salt.
Whisk milk into dry ingredients.
Over medium heat, bring mixture to a simmer, whisking constantly. Try not to let it boil.
Add chocolate chips and whisk until melted and smooth.
Return to a simmer, whisking constantly until frothy.
Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla.
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)