Chocolate Lover's Hot Chocolate Recipe -
Chocolate Lover's Hot Chocolate Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Chocolate Lover's Hot Chocolate

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"This is a very strong and rich recipe. Great for chocolate lovers!"

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Original recipe makes 3 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    15 mins


  1. Heat 2 1/2 cups milk in a saucepan over medium heat until steaming, about 5 minutes. Stir in brown sugar, maple syrup, honey, and vanilla extract. Bring to boil and stir in cocoa powder. Remove from heat and add the remaining 1/2 cup milk. Return saucepan over heat and simmer until heated through, about 2 minutes more. Ladle into cups to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 01, 2012

I used pure canadian maple syrup in this recipe. Because I am out of honey, I doubled the amount of syrup. I topped this with a dollop of Cool Whip. One of the best hot chocolate recipes I've tried yet. I loved that it wasn't overly sweet and that slight hint of maple. VERY good.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 29, 2012

palatable after adding a lot more honey


8 Ratings

Oct 17, 2012

I followed the recipe exactly, just using a small pot and making 1/2 recipe. If you like hot chocolate not sweet at all, you will like this. I honestly, was dissapointed with this as is. However, after I took it off of the burner I let 3 large marshmallows from Allrecipes recipe "Spooky Homemade Marshmallows," melt into it and it was perfect. I topped my cup with some lite whipped topping also. If adding marshmallows or other toppings, the sweetness gets balanced fortunately.

Mar 05, 2014

Was a little bitter, and I didn't see any difference or necessity to add the honey, brown sugar and maple syrup. I didn't taste that it added anything significant - I still needed to add a couple tablespoons of sugar to take the bitterness of the cocoa out.

Dec 05, 2012

Made this for my kids this morning. One of my kids gave it back to me! As written it was not very sweet at all. I added 3 tsp. of sugar to each cup and still didn't add the sweetness that you typically have with Hot Chocolate. I will try this recipe again but instead of 1/2 teaspoons, I will change it to 1/2 tablespoons.

Dec 05, 2014

I omitted the brown sugar and 6 tsp of maple sugar instead. Was the perfect sweetness!

Apr 12, 2013

This recipe was good. I used just regular hot chocolate mix instead of the unsweetened stuff. It was delicious! My mom has me make it for her all the time!

Mar 11, 2013

We made this this morning and it was delicious! We are a refined sugar-free family so we love finding recipes like this one. We did not uae brown sugar but a full teaspoon of both syrup and honey. We also used cream in the second addition of milk. yum yum.


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  • Calories
  • 148 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.5 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 5.7 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 9.3 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 102 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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