Rich Hot Chocolate

“Each winter in early February my friends and I gather for an outdoor show called Mittenfest. We skip the Bloody Marys and fill our thermoses with these hot cocoas instead.”

Rich Hot ChocolatePhoto: Taste of Home
Rich Hot Chocolate
Rich Hot Chocolate
Servings Cook Time
2servings 15minutes
Servings
2servings
Cook Time
15minutes
Ingredients
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Ingredients
Portions: servings
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Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, heat heavy whipping cream, milk, chocolate and sugar over medium heat just until mixture comes to a simmer, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir until smooth. If desired, add rum. Pour into 2 mugs; top with sweetened whipped cream.
Recipe Notes

Pumpkin-Spiced Cocoa: Heat 2/3 cup heavy cream, 1 cup milk, 1/2 cup white baking chips, 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin and 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice over medium heat just until mixture comes to a simmer, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir until smooth. If desired, add 3 ounces Rumchata liqueur.

Toasted Coconut Cocoa: Heat 1 can coconut milk, 1/2 cup milk , 2/3 cup chocolate chips, and 2 tablespoons sugar over medium heat just until mixture comes to a simmer, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir until smooth. If desired, add 3 ounces Malibu rum.

Spicy Cinnamon Cocoa: Heat 2/3 cup heavy cream, 1 cup milk, 2/3 cup chocolate chips, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper over medium heat just until mixture comes to a simmer, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir until smooth. If desired, add 3 ounces cinnamon whiskey.

Chocolate-Orange Cocoa: Heat 2/3 cup heavy cream, 1 cup milk, 2/3 cup chocolate chips, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon grated orange zest over medium heat just until mixture comes to a simmer, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir until smooth. If desired, add 3 ounces Cointreau liqueur.

Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 653 calories, 49g fat (32g saturated fat), 107mg cholesterol, 79mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (56g sugars, 4g fibre), 9g protein.