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Dark Hot Chocolate

This Dark Hot Chocolate is reminiscent of your favorite boutique coffee shop hot cocoa. Made with dark chocolate, Homemade Whipped Cream and milk chocolate shavings on top this hot cocoa is a cozy drink you'll love!

If you love hot chocolate as much as I do, be sure to check out some of my other favorite recipes like my Easy Peppermint Hot Chocolate, Boozy Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate, or my Chai Tea Hot Chocolate.

dark hot chocolate

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Creamy Hot Chocolate: I was asked by my friends at Organic Valley to create a creamy hot chocolate recipe. So I created this 4 ingredient hot chocolate recipe that's made with dark chocolate. My Dark Hot Chocolate is creamy, very chocolatey, and totally delicious! And if you use Organic Valley Whole Milk, it makes it even better.

Nostalgic: I top this Dark Hot Chocolate with my Homemade Whipped Cream and milk chocolate shavings. In high school, my best friend and I would go downtown and sit at this boutique local coffee shop, it reminded me of Serendipity in the movie. And they had the best hot cocoa and they always had milk chocolate shavings on top of the whipped cream. It creates a sort of malty, creamy, chocolate flavor that you can't get with anything else. You must try it!

4 Ingredient Hot Chocolate: This 4 ingredient hot chocolate is an easy recipe that's full of flavor! It doesn't take much time at all to whip up this Dark Hot Chocolate!

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Ingredients for Dark Hot Chocolate & Homemade Whipped Cream

Organic Valley Whole Milk

Mama Ganache Organic Dark Chocolate

Wholesome Organic Cane Sugar

NuNaturals Organic Dutch Cocoa Powder

Organic Valley Heavy Whipping Cream

Simply Organic Vanilla Extract

Mama Ganache Organic Milk Chocolate

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Tools Needed

Digital Food Scale

Stand Mixer

Small Pot

Whisk

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How to Make Dark Hot Chocolate

Step 1

To make the whipped cream: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, or in a bowl using a hand mixer, add all the ingredients. Slowly start to mix, so it doesn’t splatter, and gradually increase the speed while the mixture thickens until you are at full speed. Whisk until stiff peaks form and the whipped cream doesn’t fall off the whisk. (This step is optional if you want homemade whipped cream!).

Step 2

To make the cocoa: Add the milk, dark chocolate, cane sugar, and cocoa into a 2-quart saucepan. Put over high heat.

Whisk until all ingredients dissolve and the temperature reaches 160°F on a drink thermometer. Remove from heat.

Step 3

To make the chocolate shavings: Use a chocolate shaver (or you can use a carrot peeler) and shave off pieces from a bar of milk chocolate.

Step 4

To serve: Pour into glasses, and top with whipped cream, and chocolate shavings.

dark hot chocolate
dark hot chocolate
dark hot chocolate

Tips for Making the Best “coffee shop” Dark Hot Chocolate

• Use Organic Valley Whole Milk. I cannot stress this enough, if you want a rich and creamy hot chocolate, then use whole milk!

• Use chocolate and cocoa that is high quality. Sometimes people think one single ingredient doesn't matter because you're mixing a bunch of them together. However, that is completely not the case as all the ingredients make up end flavor of the recipe. So, make sure to use high quality chocolate and cocoa that you like the flavor of. There's so many different kinds out there!

• Use Organic Valley Heavy Whipping Cream and make your own whipped cream from scratch. This is a huge difference maker in enjoying a delicious hot chocolate! Homemade whipped cream is a million times better than one bought.

• The chocolate shavings make this drink extra special. They are such as easy topping, but something that completely elevates your hot chocolate. They are totally worth it!

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FAQ's

Can I use another kind of milk?

Yes, if you want to use dairy free milk you can do that too. My favorite is coconut milk for hot chocolate!

Can I use dark chocolate chips?

You can, but I would recommend using a dark chocolate chip that is meant for melting, or one that doesn't have any stabilizers in it as it will melt much better.

Can I make this vegan?

Yes, if you just swap out the milk for your favorite dairy free milk then the hot chocolate is vegan. Leave off the whipped cream and milk chocolate shavings or use dark chocolate instead.

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Dark Hot Chocolate

Mimi Council
This rich and creamy dark hot chocolate is topped with homemade whipped cream and milk chocolate shavings on top.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Drink
Cuisine American
Makes 4 servings
Calories 441 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

Whipped Cream

Hot Chocolate

Chocolate Shavings

Instructions
 

  • To make the whipped cream: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, or in a bowl using a hand mixer, add all the ingredients. Slowly start to mix, so it doesn’t splatter, and gradually increase the speed while the mixture thickens until you are at full speed. Whisk until stiff peaks form and the whipped cream doesn’t fall off the whisk.
  • To make the cocoa: Add the milk, dark chocolate, cane sugar, and cocoa into a 2-quart saucepan. Put over high heat.
  • Whisk until all ingredients dissolve and the temperature reaches 160°F on a drink thermometer. Remove from heat.
  • To make the chocolate shavings: Use a chocolate shaver (or you can use a carrot peeler) and shave off pieces from a bar of milk chocolate.
  • To serve: Pour into glasses, and top with whipped cream, and chocolate shavings.

Notes

High Altitude — Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 441kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 11gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 21gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 111mgPotassium: 524mgFiber: 2gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 1273IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 349mgIron: 1mg
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