Hot Chocolate

By Marge Perry & David Bonom

Have the best-ever instant—but made from scratch—hot chocolate when you keep Chocolate Mix (link) on hand.

  • Yield: Makes 2 servings

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2 cups milk

1/2 cup chocolate mix (CATHY- I assume you will link here) 

1 tablespoon light brown sugar (optional)

pinch ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract

mini marshmallows for serving


1. Combine the milk, chocolate mix, sugar if using, cinnamon and vanilla extract in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring just to a simmer, stirring. Pour into two mugs, top with marshmallows and serve. 


Once you’ve made the basic version, try some of these variations: 

Chili Chocolate: add a pinch of ground chipotle and a pinch of chili powder

Almond Chocolate: substitute unsweetened almond milk and add 1/8 teaspoon of almond extract. 

Hot Minty Chocolate: add 1/4 teaspoon mint extract

Double Hot Chocolate: add 1 ounce chopped semi-sweet chocolate to the heated milk and stir until melted.