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Warming Rich and Decadent Hot Chocolate

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Nothing beats a Warming Rich and Decadent Hot Chocolate on a cold Winter day. It may be dark and cold outside, but holding that warm cup, sipping the liquid gold, everything is just better. It’s rich in chocolate flavor, made with a few real ingredients and very simple to make.

 

So I am the type of girl that loves ‘bad’ weather (although in Norway we say there doesn’t exist bad weather, only bad clothing – which is true). I say this because that day is the perfect excuse for a warming rich and decadent hot chocolate. Everything is dark, and we need something to comfort us. YAY.

 

As I live in a rainy part of Norway, I just can’t do it during all dark and rainy days. However, I do it a lot. I just can’t bear the thought of making that instant cocoa powder mixed with hot water. I simply don’t see the point in it. If you are going to drink your calories – drink super tasty calories!

 

And this is my go-to-bad-weather drink!

 

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Warming Rich and Decadent Hot Chocolate

 

What we need is dark chocolate, milk (preferably whole), unsweetened cocoa powder, vanilla and perhaps more sugar if you prefer. That is it. When making hot chocolate with real chocolate, we need to keep the temperature down. Medium-low, as to not burn it.

 

Warming Rich and Decadent Hot Chocolate

Warming Rich and Decadent Hot Chocolate

 

In a medium saucepan, on medium low, stir the dark chocolate with milk. Once it’s melted, add in the rest of your ingredients. I’d suggest adding 1 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder, give it a taste – too bitter? Add a little sugar. Not rich enough? Add more unsweetened cocoa powder. Stir in vanilla extract or vanilla bean sugar if you like.

 

Serve with whipped cream or marshmallows. Get yourself a cookie and read a book while watching the weather outside.

 

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Hope you now see the beauty of cold and rainy days, and of course snowy, silent days. Enjoy this warming rich and decadent hot chocolate and let me know what you think! Either in the comment section below, or tag me @thegingerwithspice on Instagram. I’ve also just been featured on Feedspot’s Top 300 Food Blogs! Be sure to check it out. 🙂

 

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Warming Rich and Decadent Hot Chocolate

Nothing beats a Warming Rich and Decadent Hot Chocolate on a cold Winter day. It may be dark and cold outside, but holding that warm cup, sipping the liquid gold, everything is just better.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Cocktail, Drinks
Cuisine: American, Norwegian
Servings: 4 cups
Calories:

Ingredients

  • 150 gr dark chocolate
  • 1 liter milk preferably whole milk. 4 cups
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder more or less to taste
  • 1 tbsp sugar more or less to taste
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla bean sugar, optional

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, on medium low, stir the dark chocolate with milk. Once it's melted, add in the rest of your ingredients. I'd suggest adding 1 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder, give it a taste - too bitter? Add a little sugar. Not rich enough? Add more unsweetened cocoa powder. Stir in vanilla extract or vanilla bean sugar if you like. Warm up, but not boil.
  • Serve with whipped cream or marshmallows, if desired.

Notes

Did you make it? Tag @thegingerwithspice / #gingerwithspice on Instagram, I'd love to see!
Author: Stine Mari from Ginger with Spice
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Alexis

Monday 12th of November 2018

Oh, I want to make hot chocolate this afternoon while it's cold and rainy outside. I think I have everything for this recipe, so yummy!

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Friday 16th of November 2018

Go ahead! This is my go to hot chocolate, and now I am just waiting for that cold and rainy day.. Thanks Alexis!

Stephanie Simmons

Friday 9th of November 2018

Your photos are killing me - they are STUNNING! I can't wait to make some of this rich hot chocolate goodness!

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Saturday 10th of November 2018

Thank you so much, Stephanie! I was rather happy with this set of photos. Finally got a person to be my hand model haha. Hope you'll like it!

Chef Mireille

Thursday 8th of November 2018

WOW - with both chococlate and cocoa powder that is one thick and rich bowl of hot chocolate - ooh I could dive into that one!

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Thursday 8th of November 2018

I love my hot chocolate rich and chocolatey. Thank you so much, let's dive into it!

Linda

Sunday 4th of November 2018

Oh my....can I have a big pot to myself? I love hot chocolate and my favorite includes Baileys; however yours sound so good and I love the combination of dark chocolate and milk chocolate.

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Monday 5th of November 2018

Oh yes you can! I have a tendency to drink half of this recipe myself, then save the rest for the next day - whoops. :) Adding Baileys is also super delicious, and a little coffee!

Anna Hettick

Sunday 4th of November 2018

Hot chocolate is my daughter's favorite drink in the winter. I love making it at home versus the store-bought pre-packed kind. This recipe looks amazing!

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Monday 5th of November 2018

Now I only use the store-bought when I'm out hiking or cross-country skiing, it's just too easy and much better to make yourself! Thank you very much, Anna.

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