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Old Fashioned Hot Chocolate

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Homemade Hot Chocolate
Photo: Diana Rattray

This is a classic homemade old-fashioned hot chocolate, a delicious drink for fall or winter.

Our family's traditional topping has always been a big spoonful of Marshmallow Creme or fluff, but mini marshmallows or whipped cream would be delicious as well.


  • 2 ounces (2 squares) unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4 cups milk
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Marshmallow Creme, Fluff. or whipped cream, optional


Place chocolate, sugar, milk, and salt in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-low heat. Heat, stirring, until chocolate melts and mixture is well blended.

Add vanilla; pour into mugs and top with a spoonful of marshmallow or whipped cream, if desired.

Serves 4.

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 4 out of 5
Love it, Member CandiWalker

As A first time mom with a three year old little girl this is a easy to do wonderful recipe

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