The Best Hot Chocolate Recipe

Simply delicious Hot Chocolate. The result was a great depth of flavor.. follow this recipe to make some smooth creamy hot chocolate after a spicy dinner makes me really happy!

Total Time: 25 min
Prep: 20 min
Cook: 5 min

Yield: 4 to 5 servings

2 1/2 cups whole milk
2 cups half-and-half
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
4 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon instant espresso or coffee powder
4 to 5 vanilla beans or cinnamon sticks, for garnish


  1. Pour the milk into a large saucepan over medium heat and bring almost to the boil.
  2. Remove the pan from heat and add both chocolates to melt, then add the sugar, vanilla extract, and espresso and give it a good whisk. Reheat gently.
  3. Stop heating and leave to bubble away for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with a vanilla bean or cinnamon stick, if desired.

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