Delicious Hot Chocolate

Delicious Hot Chocolate



  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (good)
  • 1 tsp sugar (optional)
  • 1 stick orange rind (syrup cinnamon sticks raspberry syrup abuelita chocolate mint extract peppermint patties whipped cream chocolate shavings)
Total Time
25 min


In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, whisk together the whole milk, heavy cream, powdered sugar, and espresso powder until small bubbles appear around edges. Do not allow the mixture to boil.

Remove from saucepan from heat and stir in the chopped chocolate until melted, returning the sauce to low heat if needed for the chocolate to melt completely. Serve warm, topped with lots of whipped cream.

Choose the best quality chocolate you can, as the flavor really carries the drink. I love Guittard for a splurge or Godiva, but the Trader Joe's Pound Plus 72% dark bar is quite good too. I do not recommend chocolate chips, as they contain stabilizers and do not melt as well.

Leftover French hot chocolate can be cooled to room temperature, then refrigerated in an airtight container (empty mason or jam jars work particularly well). Reheat gently the in the microwave or in a saucepan over low heat.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 290 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 85mg 4%
Potassium 360mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 20g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 20%
Iron 6%
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