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Hot Chocolate Three Ways

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    Make Homemade Hot Chocolate Three Ways

    Homemade Hot Chocolate Three Ways
    Makes 4  3/4 Cup Servings

    • 1 ½ Cups Milk
    • 1 ½ Cups Half and Half
    • 6 Oz. Chocolate-not unsweetened, chopped (choose dark, milk, or white)

    Heat milk and half and half in a saucepan until simmering.

    Remove from heat and add the chopped chocolate.

    Let the chocolate melt for 2 minutes, then rapidly whisk until the texture is smooth and the color is even.

    Reheat if necessary and serve in mugs, garnish with whipped cream.

    Some Flavor Variations:

    • Add ¼ tsp. of finely grated orange zest to the milk as it heats and use milk chocolate as the chocolate.
    • Add ¼ tsp. of finely grated lemon zest to the milk as it heats and use white chocolate as the chocolate.
    • Add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the milk as it heats and use dark chocolate as the chocolate.

    Other flavoring ingredients to taste:

    • Cinnamon stick or ground cinnamon
    • Vanilla bean or extract
    • Fresh mint leaves or mint extract
    • Instant coffee or espresso
    • Almond extract