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Rich Hot Chocolate

Scott Phillips

Yield: Yields 3-1/4 cups.

Servings: four.

This hot chocolate tastes rich enough to be dessert—forget the marshmallows. To vary the flavor, infuse the milk with orange zest or fresh mint leaves before adding the chocolate.

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  • 2-1/2 cups whole milk
  • 3 Tbs. granulated sugar (chocolates vary in sugar level, so feel free to add another tablespoon if necessary)
  • Pinch table salt
  • 3-1/2 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped (about 3/4 cup)

Nutritional Information

  • Nutritional Sample Size based on four servings
  • Calories (kcal) : 260
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 110
  • Fat (g): 12
  • Saturated Fat (g): 8
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 4
  • Cholesterol (mg): 15
  • Sodium (mg): 85
  • Carbohydrates (g): 31
  • Fiber (g): 3
  • Protein (g): 7


  • Put the milk, sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan set over medium-high heat. Cook, whisking frequently, until the sugar is melted, about 2 minutes. Continue to cook until the milk nearly reaches a boil, stirring occasionally, about 2 more minutes. Turn off the heat and add the chopped chocolate to the pan. Whisk constantly until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth.


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