Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa is a very chocolaty hot cocoa. It is the most delicious and decadent hot cocoa you’ve ever had. It is a perfect indulgence for a cold snowy day.
It has snowed a ton this winter here in Idaho. Most everyone is over the snow and it’s only January. In the town I live in, we have gotten over 60 inches of snow. Our average is about 45 inches. We have come to a point that we don’t know where to put the snow anymore and we are paying people to haul it away.
I am one of the few that isn’t over the snow yet. I love snow. After living in Texas for some years, I appreciate the snow more than ever.
If you have ever lived in a place that it snows often, you know that on the days that it doesn’t snow, it gets really cold. The clouds that produce the snow also are like a blanket that holds the little bit of heat we have in. So whether it’s snowing or not, it is cold.
What better way to warm up than with hot cocoa. I wanted a twist on regular hot cocoa. I love dark chocolate and thought it would be a great spin on hot cocoa. So I created Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa.
The Peppermint Snowflake Marshmallows I shared a few weeks ago go perfectly with this Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa.
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 20 oz milk chocolate, chopped
- 10 cups whole milk
- 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 12 oz evaporated milk
- 1/2 cup sugar
- Mix hot water with cocoa powder until blended.
- In large pot over medium heat, mix cocoa mixture, chopped chocolate, milk, heavy cream, evaporate milk, and sugar. Mix until chocolate is melted and hot cocoa is hot.
Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa can be topped with so many things. Marshmallows, whipped cream, peppermint, chocolate shavings, caramel, chocolate syrup and more. Use your imagination!
What is your favorite topping for hot cocoa?
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