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In honor of National Hot Chocolate Day, we wanted to share this delicious homemade recipe. Your family will enjoy making this together. Adults can add a liquor.


8 ounces dark, semi-sweet, or bittersweet chocolate (60% cacao, preferably)

4 cups whole milk (or a nondairy milk)

1 tablespoon powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon salt


Finely chop the chocolate into small pieces. The pieces have to be able to dissolve easily in the liquid. Set aside.

Place the milk into a small, thick-bottomed pot on low heat and bring to a low simmer. Whisk once in a while to ensure that the milk doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.

If you wish, add herbs or spices to the milk, bring to a simmer then take off the heat and allow to steep for 10 minutes. Strain the liquid then place back into the pot and return to a simmer.

Add the chocolate, vanilla, powdered sugar, and salt, and whisk vigorously until the chocolate has melted.

Heat for another 4 minutes, constantly stirring, until the chocolate is completely melted.

Serve hot topped with whipped cream.

Thank you to Simply Recipes for this yummy treat.

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