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YUM: It’s National Hot Chocolate Day

In celebration of National Hot Chocolate Day, here is a terrific Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe: Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar, (or add to desired sweetness)

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 4 cups whole milk*

  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate, (chips, chunks or shavings)

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


In a medium saucepan, whisk together the sugar and cocoa powder. Add milk, chocolate chips, and vanilla and whisk together.

Place over medium heat and bring it to a light boil while stirring constantly. Be sure the chocolate is fully melted and incorporated.

Set aside to cool to your desired temperature and serve with your favorite toppings.

* For a richer and creamier hot chocolate, replace 1 cup of milk with 1 cup of heavy cream or half and half.

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