Scott Campbell's Hot Chocolate Recipe

Scott Campbell Hot Chocolate
Maryse Chevriere


  • 1 quart whole milk
  • 3 ounces cocoa powder, preferably Valhrona
  • 1½ ounces superfine sugar, preferably Caster
  • 6 ounces chocolate chunks, finely chopped or shaved, preferably Valhrona
  • Whipped cream or marshmallows, for topping

The secret to what some have called the best hot chocolate they've ever tasted? According to creator chef Scott Campbell of New Leaf Restaurant & Bar in New York City the answer is simple: "passion." (We say, that, and a whole lot of high-quality chocolate). Thick, rich, and almost-too-good-to-believe delicious, enjoy this fantastic hot chocolate as is, or try an "adults only" version, adding a touch of liqueur such as Kahlua, Bailey's, or Frangelico. — Maryse Chevriere

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Pour milk and cocoa into a saucepot and bring it to a simmer. Add sugar and reduce heat to very low.

Next, add chocolate, stirring occasionally until all has melted, about 3-5 minutes.

Pour into a serving mug or glass (such as an Irish coffee or hot toddy glass) and top with marshmallows or whipped cream as desired.


Calories per serving:

443 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber, Low Sodium Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 94g 145%
  • Carbs 247g 82%
  • Saturated 55g 276%
  • Fiber 42g 166%
  • Sugars 186g
  • Monounsaturated 29g
  • Polyunsaturated 4g
  • Protein 55g 109%
  • Cholesterol 98mg 33%
  • Sodium 457mg 19%
  • Calcium 1,267mg 127%
  • Magnesium 718mg 179%
  • Potassium 3,206mg 92%
  • Iron 17mg 97%
  • Zinc 12mg 81%
  • Phosphorus 1,669mg 238%
  • Vitamin A 449µg 50%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 41%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 119%
  • Niacin (B3) 3mg 17%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 26%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 98µg 25%
  • Vitamin B12 4µg 73%
  • Vitamin D 13µg 3%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 6%
  • Vitamin K 15µg 18%
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