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Old Fashioned Hot Chocolate Recipes: Top Pick

Updated on November 10, 2011

Made From Scratch Hot Chocolate - Worth the Effort!

I know most folks just add a little packet of store bought cocoa mix to hot water, and they are happier than a kid in a circus for their chocolate "fix", but there is nothing so delectable as making it yourself. Using your own recipe for homemade hot chocolate produces tasty outcomes that are superior to both using a mix and ordering a cup of hot chocolate from a restaurant or coffee shop. Making the swill from scratch is both quick and easy-anyone can make homemade hot chocolate with their own recipe! This lens will give some of the best homemade recipes available! Try it, you'll like it!

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THE RECIPES: Best, Richest Hot Chocolate Uses Real Chocolate! or, At Least, Home Made Mixes

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  Recipe Using Chocolate Shavings


** A few ounces of high quality bittersweet chocolate. Grate chocolate till you get 2 tightly packed tablespoons of it.
** 2 ounce of high-quality semi-sweet chocolate coarsely grated.
** 1 tablespoon high-quality cocoa powder.
** 1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract
** Pinch of salt
** 1 teaspoon cold butter
** Pinch of cayenne pepper
** 1cup whole milk


1. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine grated chocolate, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, milk, a pinch of salt, A pinch of cayenne pepper.
2. Slowly bring to a boil over low heat while whisking continuously. When boiling starts, whisk for ten seconds more. Right away remove saucepan from heat, and pour hot chocolate into a bowl.
3. Whisk the cold butter into the mixture until it is completely melted, and gives a glossy gleam to the hot chocolate.
4. Let hot chocolate rest for at least 10 minutes. You may cool it overnight if you desire.
5. Gently re-heat until warm, not boiling. Strain and serve.

Recipe Using Home Made Mix


** two cups of powdered sugar
** one cup of high-quality cocoa
** two-and-a-half cups of powdered milk
** 1/2 teaspoon of salt
** two teaspoons of cornstarch
** one pinch of cayenne pepper
** milk

To make mix: Combine all the ingredients (except milk) into a bowl and mix evenly.
Mix can be stored until ready to use.

When ready to enjoy: Heat four to six cups of milk (or water). Pour over an equal amount of cocoa mixture in cup or mug. Stir, sip and be happy!

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      Its_Just_Mo 4 years ago

      Awesome lens, I LOVE hot cocoa! I just made a lens with some really unique hot chocolate recipes,

      I hope you like them, the pumpkin one is my fave!

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      AnimalHouse 5 years ago

      Great lens. I love hot choco in the morning.

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      NinaLaZina 6 years ago

      I love hot chocolate.. I think making from scratch is the best way as you get the lovely aroma of pure coco. Thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Really enjoy my Hot Chocolate on a cold winter I have a new recipe to try!