This one pot hot chocolate recipe is made with fresh ingredients like milk, half & half and dark chocolate. Top it off with whipped cream or toasted marshmallows for a sinfully delicious treat. Make this hot chocolate recipe on a cold winter night and you'll find yourself not hating the cold quite so much.
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Total Time 15minutes
1cup half and half
8 ouncesdark chocolate, finely chopped
1/8cupbrown cup sugar ( or more to taste)
Making The Dark & Creamy Hot Chocolate
Add the milk and half & half in a saucepan over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until it is just about to boil. Then add the brown sugar and dark chocolate. Whisk in until melted and fully incorporated.
Once the chocolate and sugar are melted into the milk add the vanilla extract and salt. Give the hot chocolate a good stir and cook for 30 seconds more.
Remove the saucepan from the heat. Taste and add more sugar if you feel like it needs it.
To Serve: Ladle the hot chocolate into mugs. Top with toasted marshmallows or whipped cream or both.
Making Toasted Marshmallows
Put the oven on broil. Place marshmallows on a baking sheet and place under the broiler for 1-2 minutes or until lightly brown and toasted. Remove from the oven and flip marshmallows over to toast on the other side for another minute. Watch them closely as they can quickly burn. Once finished, add as many as you like to your hot chocolate.