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Nothing says winter like a nice big glass of Hot Chocolate.  It’s become very cold in these parts, this morning the temperature was 4 degrees! The lows this week are supposed to be in the -2’s! Crazy.  Well when it gets cold I have to have hot chocolate, call me crazy but its a necessity in my life. Winter = Hot Chocolate as simple as that. I had some left over Amano Chocolate so I figured I’d use it up and make some hot chocolate. I’ve always relied on Swiss Miss for hot chocolate so this was my first for making  the homemade stuff. I’m glad I gave it a shot because it was sooooo good and creamy. I will have to make it that was again.


Hot Chocolate
Source: Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook

2oz unsweetened, semisweet, coarsely chopped or 1/3c chocolate chips
1/3 cup sugar
4 cups milk
1 tablespoon instant coffee crystals (optional)
Whipped cream and nutmeg (for topping)

In medium saucepan combine chocolate, sugar and ½ cup of milk. Stir over medium heat until mixture becomes boiling. Stir in remaining milk and coffee if desired. Heat through but do not boil.

Remove from heat and serve. Top with Whipped cream and a dash of nutmeg on top.


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