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Thick and Creamy Hot Chocolate

Thick and Creamy Hot Chocolate – Thick, creamy, dreamy hot chocolate made with only 5 simple ingredients, one being your favourite chocolate!

Thick and Creamy Hot Chocolate | Marsha's Baking Addiction

It’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow! So you have plenty of dessert recipes sorted for Valentine’s Day, like my Red Velvet Roulade and Frosted Funfetti Cookies, but do you have a recipe for a morning cup of thick and creamy hot chocolate to indulge in?

Thick and Creamy Hot Chocolate | Marsha's Baking Addiction

What better way to wake up on Valentine’s Day to a cup of this delicious thick and creamy hot chocolate… Mmmm.

Thick and Creamy Hot Chocolate | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Thick and Creamy Hot Chocolate

This is my favourite hot chocolate recipe for several reasons:

  • It’s thick.
  • It’s incredibly creamy.
  • Only requires 5 simple ingredients, one being your favourite chocolate.
  • Only takes 10 – 20 minutes of your time.
  • It tastes so good, you’ll never buy store-bought hot chocolate again.

Yup. It is that good. Such a simple recipe that will create your favourite hot chocolate!

Thick and Creamy Hot Chocolate | Marsha's Baking Addiction

You can use any chocolate you like! Get creative and use fruit flavoured chocolate. Here, I used a dark chocolate infused with orange oil. Perfection.

Thick and Creamy Hot Chocolate | Marsha's Baking Addiction

This recipe serves 2 people, making it perfect for sharing with your loved one on Valentine’s Day. Feel free to double, or even triple the recipe to serve more!

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Thick and Creamy Hot Chocolate | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Thick and Creamy Hot Chocolate

Yield: 2 drinks
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Thick, creamy, dreamy hot chocolate made with only 5 simple ingredients, one being your favourite chocolate!

Ingredients

  • 2 and 1/4 cups (500ml) whole milk
  • 1 cup (175g) chocolate - milk, dark, or semi-sweet
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, optional
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour/cornstarch

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring the milk to the boil.
  2. Add the chocolate, vanilla extract, sugar, and cornflour, and whisk until melted and smooth.
  3. Continue whisking (making sure to get in the corners of the pan to prevent the chocolate gathering there) until the mixture reaches your desired thickness.
  4. Remove from the heat, and pour the hot chocolate into your favourite mugs. Top with marshmallows, whipped cream, or grated chocolate.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 drinks Serving Size: 1 drink
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 707Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 181mgCarbohydrates: 84gFiber: 3gSugar: 71gProtein: 15g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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Puja Darshan

Tuesday 16th of February 2016

There's nothing like hot chocolate on a cold, rainy night. Yummy!!! :)

Marsha

Tuesday 16th of February 2016

Thanks, Puja! :)

Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

Tuesday 16th of February 2016

Lvoe these white on white photos. And this hot chocolate looks absolutely divine, Marsha! YUMMY!

Marsha

Tuesday 16th of February 2016

Thanks, Anu!

Linda @ Today She Loves

Monday 15th of February 2016

Yum you're just missing those cute heart-shaped marshmallows, but who am I kidding? This still looks yums!

Marsha

Monday 15th of February 2016

Thanks, Linda!

grace

Monday 15th of February 2016

luscious! this makes the stuff that gets made from those little packets seem like brown water. :)

Marsha

Monday 15th of February 2016

Thanks, Grace! It certainly does, I'll never buy that stuff again! :)

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

Monday 15th of February 2016

The hubster has been craving hot chocolate like it's crack (the non wack kind) recently, so I can't wait to make him this, Marsha! LOVE that it's super easy, seriously creamy and only 5 ingredients! Winning all around! Cheers, doll!

Marsha

Monday 15th of February 2016

Thanks, Cheyanne! Hope you all enjoy, it's a keeper! :)