Classic Hot Chocolate

Total Time:
10 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Kosher salt
  • 6 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Marshmallows or whipped cream, for topping
Directions
  • Combine the milk, heavy cream, sugar, cocoa powder and a pinch of salt in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, whisking occasionally, until the sugar and cocoa powder dissolve and the milk is steaming; do not boil.

  • Whisk in half of the chopped chocolate until melted, then whisk in the remaining chocolate until smooth. Remove from the heat and whisk in the vanilla. Pour into mugs and top with marshmallows or whipped cream.

  • Photograph by Levi Brown


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