Real Hot Chocolate


1-1/2 cups whole or 2% milk
1/2 cup light cream
3 tablespoons firmly packed light-brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus a pinch to garnish
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Pinch table salt
3 ounces semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped
Whipped cream


Combine ingredients (except whipped cream) in a medium-size saucepan over medium heat. Heat, stirring often, until milk is steaming but not boiling (reduce heat as needed) and chocolate melts.

Serve with whipped cream and garnish with ground cinnamon.

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3 servings

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Wow! This is Way too sweet

Wow! This is Way too sweet for me. I experimented and found that I was much better pleased with 2 ounces of semisweet and 1 ounce of "black" 72% chocolate, (no sugar), 2 cups whole milk, (no cream), same quantities of cinnamon, vanilla, salt and whipped cream.

I will surely try this

I will surely try this recipe!! And will surely enjoy it with my family!!