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In honor of Hot Cocoa Day on December 12th, we wanted to share this delicious recipe. This is perfect on those cold winter nights and is Santa’s favorite drink!


4 cups whole milk
2 cups heavy whipping cream
one (1) 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
12 ounces bittersweet chocolate (chips or finely chopped)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon instant espresso powder (optional)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Optional Toppings: whipped cream, shaved chocolate, crushed peppermint candies, marshmallows


Add all listed ingredients (milk, cream, sweetened condensed milk, chocolate, vanilla, salt) to medium pot or saucepan over medium-low heat. Bring the mixture to a very light simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the chocolate is melted and the hot cocoa is smooth; the cocoa will thicken some as it simmers.

Serve immediately, topped as desired. We like our Christmas Cocoa topped whipped cream and shaved chocolate. Marshmallows??? Is that really a question?

Thank you to Plays Well With Butter for this drink recipe.

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