Rich Creamy Hot Chocolate Recipe

One of my favorite things to do when the weather cools is to make a big batch of Rich and Creamy Hot Chocolate for my family. We all have different toppings that we enjoy.  And this recipe is nice and thick, so you enjoy sipping it slowly and warming your hands as you enjoy the creamy richness of this chocolate delicacy. Our Hot Chocolate Recipe is easy to mix up the dry ingredients and pack up as an easy gift for friends and family in cute canning jars or fun little containers. 

Hot Cholate Recipe

DIY Hot Chocolate Bar

Creating an easy and fun DIY Hot Chocolate bar is a fun thing to do for gatherings or Sunday afternoons!  

What you’ll need:

  • cups
  • spoons
  • chocolate chips
  • marshmallows
  • candy canes
  • caramels
  • cookies
  • whipped cream
  • prepared warmed hot chocolate in a pitcher

 

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Make Ahead For Parties!

This is one of those easy recipes that you can make the day before, and warm up in your CrockPot.   An hour before your guests arrive, set the heat to low and allow this mixture to gently come to temperature.  Make sure you stir frequently. 

Don't miss our Crock-Pot Breakfast Recipes!

Milk Alternatives for Hot Chocolate

We know that a lot of you are looking for milk alternatives for hot chocolate and here are a few that we enjoy:

  • Almond Milk – it’s a little light but works great.
  • Coconut Milk – nice and sweet
  • Hemp Milk – less rich, but creamy
  • Brewed Chai Tea
  • Brewed Coffee or Espresso

Fun Topping Ideas:

  • Whipped Cream
  • Marshmallows
  • Sprinkles
  • Chopped Up Candy Bars
  • Sweetened Coconut Shavings
  • Maple Syrup
  • Cinnamon
  • Allspice
  • Peanut Butter
  • Caramel Syrup
  • Peppermint Syrup
  • Kahlua
  • Butterscotch Schnapps
  • Irish Cream

Creamy Hot Chocolate

 

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 1 cup sugar
 ½ cup cocoa powder
 1 tsp cinnamon
 1 tsp salt
 2 cups 1/2 and 1/2 cream
 2 cups whole milk
 1 tsp vanilla extract

1

In a bowl, combine all of your dry ingredients and whisk them together.

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2

In a saucepan, add your dry ingredients and vanilla on low heat and whisk in the pan for 2 minutes to gently warm up your spices.

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3

Add your milk and 1/2 and 1/2 and whisk constantly as you bring your heat up to medium-low heat. You don't want this to boil, because the milk will begin to stick and you risk getting clumpy. Just keep string until you get a nice steam rising from your hot chocolate.

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4

Then remove from heat and pour into your cups. Then top with your favorite toppings.

hot chocolate recipe

Ingredients

 1 cup sugar
 ½ cup cocoa powder
 1 tsp cinnamon
 1 tsp salt
 2 cups 1/2 and 1/2 cream
 2 cups whole milk
 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

1

In a bowl, combine all of your dry ingredients and whisk them together.

hot chocolate recipe

2

In a saucepan, add your dry ingredients and vanilla on low heat and whisk in the pan for 2 minutes to gently warm up your spices.

hot chocolate recipe

3

Add your milk and 1/2 and 1/2 and whisk constantly as you bring your heat up to medium-low heat. You don't want this to boil, because the milk will begin to stick and you risk getting clumpy. Just keep string until you get a nice steam rising from your hot chocolate.

hot chocolate recipe

4

Then remove from heat and pour into your cups. Then top with your favorite toppings.

hot chocolate recipe

Creamy Hot Chocolate

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