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Creamy Hot Chocolate Recipe

Creamy Hot Chocolate

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"Keep some condensed milk on hand for cold days, and whip up a batch of this rich hot chocolate warm your loved ones."

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Original recipe makes 2 quarts Change Servings


  1. In large saucepan over medium heat, combine sweetened condensed milk, cocoa, vanilla and salt; mix well. Slowly stir in water. Heat through, stirring occasionally. Do not boil. Top with marshmallows, (optional). Store covered in refrigerator.
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  • In 2-quart glass measure, combine all ingredients except marshmallows. Microwave on 100% power (HIGH) 8 to 10 minutes, stirring every 3 minutes. Top with marshmallows if desired. Store covered in refrigerator.
  • Tip:
  • Creamy Hot Chocolate can be stored in refrigerator up to 5 days. Mix well and reheat before serving.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 17, 2005

Great hot chocolate, but like other reviewers noted, use whole milk rather than water. For Mexican hot chocolate, add a tablespoon of cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of instant coffee. Gets very sludgy at the bottom so keep it stirred really well.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 02, 2010

The first time I made this, it was WAY too rich...even for me, the chocoholic!! The second time I made it, I used sweetened condensed milk, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, vanilla, salt, 1 can evaporated milk (not low fat) and 4 1/2 cups water, it made it really creamy and the cocoa taste wasn't overpowering. I'll definately make this from now on, with my adjustments!

Apr 03, 2005

This was sooo good! I used 2% milk instead of water that it originally called for. My Bunco group really enjoyed every sip of it.

Mar 12, 2005

I used 4 c. milk and 1 c. water, and tossed in about 2 T. of creamy peanut butter for good measure. Fantastic!

Oct 24, 2005

very good. quick and easy

Jan 25, 2004

This was very good and creamy and much easier than other recipes. I will be making this again. Just be careful and don't overcook. I put it on low heat to keep warm and it changed the flavor a bit. Next time I will place in a carafe to keep warm. Delicious!

Oct 17, 2005

I aggree with some of the other reviews- it was a bit sludgy on the bottom, however I will be using this as my staple hot chocolate recipe. It tastes great!

Oct 07, 2005

I copied this recipe down for future reference and ended up using it this evening. It's a nice quick treat when company pops up, but it does get very gritty. It took me an extra couple minutes to fix because as I poured it up I had to use a strainer so people wouldn't have grit at the bottom of the cup. I added a little whip cream when I finished and PRESTO! It was great.


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  • Calories
  • 250 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.9 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 6 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 115 mg
  • 5%

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

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