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Recipe: Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa

I was messing around in my kitchen one day and was craving hot cocoa. Since I only had dark chocolate on hand, I used that, and for a festive touch added cinnamon. Pour into a mug and top with whipped cream or marshmallows, if desired. Serve hot.

Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole milk

  • 1? teaspoons brown sugar, or to taste

  • 2 ounces dark chocolate (such as Moser Roth 85% Dark Chocolate), or to taste

  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream, or more to taste

  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon, or more to taste

How to Make Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa

  1. Heat milk in a saucepan over medium heat until just before boiling, 3 to 4 minutes. Add brown sugar and stir until dissolved, about 1 minute. Stir dark chocolate into milk until melted, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and stir cream and cinnamon into milk mixture.

Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa Nutritions

  • Calories: 493 calories

  • Carbohydrate: 57 g

  • Cholesterol: 44.8 mg

  • Fat: 28.2 g

  • Fiber: 1 g

  • Protein: 11 g

  • SaturatedFat: 16.5 g

  • ServingSize:

  • Sodium: 120 mg

  • Sugar: 17.8 g

  • TransFat:

  • UnsaturatedFat:

Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa Reviews

  • Where has this recipe been all my life? I would give this 10 stars if I could. The taste is rich and creamy and tastes like all the good things in life in a mug. I used coconut cream and heavy coconut cream instead of dairy versions. I used whipped coconut cream too. Top this with some cayenne pepper This will make you hate those cold dreary days a bit less Thank you Aurora for this heavenly cup of chocolate goodness

  • Perfect. Added a tablespoon of flour for that Haitian touch.

  • Very awesome Made one exactly as written (but using 1%-thats what we drink) it was super tasty and rich. The second mug I again used 1% with a teaspoon of honey instead of brown sugar. They were both great.

  • Great cocoa Tasted amazing with the touch of cinnamon

  • It was too thick to drink. I plan to try it again with 1oz of dark chocolate.

  • Rich rich rich. I melted my chocolate in a double boiler. Actually it was a glass bowl over a pan of boiling water. I warmed my milk in a pan with sugar & cinnamon on other burner. Then added it to melted chocolate gradually whisking it in. I never added cream...I had it out but was so impressed with its thickness and richness I never added any cream, I used fat boy milk alias whole milk That probably made the difference Numnum Nummy

  • Saved as a favorite. Perfect as is. Step it up as you wish.

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