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Creamy Homemade Hot Chocolate
When you want a decadent hot chocolate, look no further than your own pantry with our easy Creamy Homemade Hot Chocolate made for cozy nights.
homemade-hot-chocolate
Creamy Homemade Hot Chocolate
When you want a decadent hot chocolate, look no further than your own pantry with our easy Creamy Homemade Hot Chocolate made for cozy nights.
Servings Prep Time
88-ounce mugs 2minutes
Cook Time
10minutes
Servings Prep Time
88-ounce mugs 2minutes
Cook Time
10minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan (4 quarts or larger), whisk together the cocoa powder, sugars, salt, cayenne pepper, and water. Stirring constantly, bring to a boil on the stovetop. Simmer at a medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Slowly, add in the milk and the vanilla extract and stir until combined over medium-low heat. Don't bring to a boil again; instead store the hot chocolate in a slow cooker on a low warming setting if keeping out.
  3. If you prefer a very creamy drink, add about 1 ounce of half and half to your mug until the desired color and taste is reached.
Recipe Notes

Our Homemade Hot Chocolate borrows a hint of heat from a traditional Mexican Hot Chocolate with the addition of cayenne pepper. Brown sugar also adds a richness and depth typically not found in hot chocolate recipes that we love.

If you like the taste of cinnamon, bring the mixture to a simmer with 2 cinnamon sticks inside. Make sure to remove them before serving, or add to individual mugs!

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