How to Make the Ultimate Hot Chocolate From Scratch (Slideshow)

This hot chocolate recipe is guaranteed to produce wintry, chocolate bliss

You'll Need...

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2 cups whole milk

2 cups half-and-half

4 oz. Ghirardelli semisweet chips or bar

5 oz. Dove Silky Smooth Milk Chocolate

1 Tbsp. sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

Whipped cream and grated chocolate, for garnish

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Heat Milk and Half-and-Half

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Heat milk and half-and-half in a saucepan over medium heat to just below the simmering point.

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Add 2 Types of Chocolate

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Remove the pan from the heat and add both types of chocolate.

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Add Sugar and Vanilla

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When chocolate has melted, add the sugar and vanilla and whisk to combine.

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Garnish with Whipped Cream and Chocolate

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Reheat gently and serve immediately garnished with whipped cream and grated chocolate.

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