Perfect Hot Chocolate

Perfect Hot Chocolate

If the weather outside is frightful, do not fret. This classic recipe will hit the spot!

1
Servings
453
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce dark or semisweet chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons superfine sugar
  • 1 pinch sea salt

Directions

Over low heat in a small saucepan, combine chocolate, cocoa powder, and half of the milk. Stir continuously with a whisk until chocolate is completely melted. Add remaining milk and pinch of sea salt. Gently simmer over medium-low heat until warmed through. Stir in superfine sugar to taste.

Pour hot chocolate into a mug and top with whipped cream or chocolate covered marshmallows. Garnish with a small peppermint candy cane. Serves 1.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
19g
27%
Sugar
15g
17%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
9mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
57g
44%
Protein
12g
26%
Vitamin A, RAE
118µg
17%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
266mg
27%
Fiber, total dietary
9g
36%
Folate, total
23µg
6%
Iron, Fe
7mg
39%
Magnesium, Mg
30mg
9%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
212mg
30%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
130mg
9%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
2µg
13%
Water
181g
7%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Hot Chocolate Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Hot Chocolate Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.

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