Rich & Thick Hot Chocolate

2-3 oz high quality dark chocolate, melted
3 tablespoons dark unsweetened cocoa*
1/2 cup light cream
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon sugar

Over low heat in a small pan, whisk together all ingredients. Cook on low for about 8-10 minutes, whisking continuously until the mixture thickens and is hot. Do not allow to boil or scorch. Serve in espresso cups.

Yield: about 4 small cups

*Hershey’s Special Dark dutch process cocoa is an affordable variety and is available at most grocery stores in the baking isle.

My thoughts:

This is the espresso of hot chocolate. Very dark, very rich and very thick. I am a serious chocolate lover with a very high tolerance for richness and even I could only handle one tiny cup full. I used 3 oz of a plain dark chocolate bar but an interesting variation would be to use Mexican chocolate or a mint infused bar instead. french


  1. That is my kind of drink! But then again, I thought the same thing about your kiwi smoothy… I like a lot of things.

  2. i love it!

    and also…you have the most beautiful plates/dishes/cups/saucers…wow!

  3. That sounds fantastically rich! There might not be any better substance on this earth than dark chocolate 🙂

  4. Yummy for my tummy. I also love the cup & saucer! Please share where you purchased it.

  5. Wow, sounds decadent!

  6. Thanks! I posted about the cup and saucer here.

  7. wow rachel..
    looking yummy!!!

  8. Yum! Reminds me of the now long gone Chantico at Starbucks.

  9. Maggi:
    That’s what I was thinking when I made it! I was going to mention that, but I was worried I was the only one who remembered that drink-honestly the only thing I’ve ever had at a Starbucks!

  10. OMFG that sounds and looks so darn DECADENT! Yum!!!

  11. Susan from Food Blogga

    One little cup is fine when it’s this decadent and divine!

  12. I recently made hot chocolate. Yours looks great! Love the photo, too!


  13. Yes! Before I saw maggi’s comment, I was thinking Chantico, too. Sounds decadent!

  14. Check out the Surreal Goumet’s recipe for Hot Chocolate for Consenting Adults! it is a wonderful variation and creme de menthe adds a little additional warmth- you can have it as a dessert.

  15. Oh man, that sounds daaaaaaaaangerous. Like chocolate quicksand. Just gimme a straw and I think I’ll go drown in it 😉

  16. That is the cutest little cup and saucer set I’ve ever seen! I want a whole set of those! 🙂

  17. I can’t wait to try this!!

  18. March 09, 2007
    Rich & Thick Hot Chocolate

    i was just wondering how thick is this hot chocolate?? i am looking for one which requires to be eaten/drank by a spoon due to its thickness, i was wondering would this be it