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Hot Chocolate

Rich and delicious home made hot chocolate for two!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 mugs


  • 1 Tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Good Quality Cocoa Powder I use dutch process
  • 1 Pinch Espresso Powder
  • 1 Pinch Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Water
  • 3/4 Cup Whole Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 Oz Semi Sweet Chocolate
  • 1 Pinch Cayenne Optional
  • 1 Pinch Cinnamon Optional


  • Mix sugar, cocoa powder, espresso powder, salt, and water in small pot over medium heat, stir until  they come together. 
  • Whisk in milk and cream and heat until steaming, stirring frequently to avoid scalding the milk. 
  • Add chocolate and whisk until smooth. Add more sugar and milk to taste. 
  • Add optional spices and top with marshmallows! 


Fun alternatives: replace heavy cream with egg nog, add booze, or gingerbread spices!
Keyword christmas treats, cozy drinks, hot chocolate, hot cocoa, winter