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Special Ingredient Hot Chocolate

This Special Ingredient Hot Chocolate is so decadently rich and creamy, they'll be begging you for your secret!
An ORIGINAL ©CafeDelites recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hot Chocolate
Servings: 5 - 6
Calories: 226kcal
Author: Karina


  • 3 cups 2% milk (or full fat)
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder*
  • 1/3 cup sugar (or a natural granulated sweetener that measure 1:1 with sugar to save calories)
  • 1 x 12-ounce (375 ml) can evaporated milk (for a richer flavour, do not use skim or light)


  • Whisk together the milk, cocoa powder and sugar in a medium-sized saucepan, over medium heat. When the cocoa powder has dissolved and the ingredients have combined together, bring the milk to a simmer. Reduce heat and continue steaming for a further 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the evaporated milk and allow it to heat through the cocoa milk for a further 2 minutes, and serve.


*If you like a rich hot chocolate, use a dark cocoa powder or dutch cocoa powder. Start with 1/3 cup, and add more as needed. I find 1/2 cup rich enough using a dark cocoa powder, but please adjust to your tastes. If you like a milder hot chocolate, use a light coloured cocoa powder such as Hershey's, and adjust as above.
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Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 29.8g | Protein: 11.2g | Fat: 7.2g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18.4g