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The Best Dark Hot Chocolate Recipe Using Real Chocolate
Prep Time
6 mins
Total Time
6 mins
 

No hot cocoa mixes required here. Just a combination of real milk and real dark chocolate and you get the most flavorsome dark hot chocolate you have experienced to date. Plus it comes together in a flash! Make it a little more fun by adding 1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla, coconut, orange or peppermint extract.

Course: Drink
Cuisine: Drink
Keyword: dark hot chocolate, hot chocolate using real chocolate, the best hot chocolate recipe
Servings: 2 serves
Calories: 84 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 cups milk of choice (I used whole milk)
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks (I used 72% cacao)
  • 1/2 tsp coconut, vanilla, peppermint or orange extract optional
Instructions
Using the Vitamix Aer Disc Container
  1. Place all ingredients into the Aer Disc Container in the order listed and secure the lid.

  2. Select the lowest setting. Start the machine and slowly increase to its highest speed. Run for 6 minutes. Turn off the machine and serve the hot chocolates.

Using Another High Speed Blender
  1. Place all ingredients into your blender in the order listed and secure the lid.

  2. Select the lowest setting. Start the machine and slowly increase to its highest speed. Run for 6 minutes or until hot. Turn off the machine and serve the hot chocolates. If you do not have any froth on the mixture then froth some extra milk in a milk frother and serve on top of the drink.

On The Stovetop
  1. Heat the milk in a saucepan on the stovetop until it starts to bubble

  2. Add finely chopped dark chocolate (here it is best to use a chocolate bar as is it easier to chop than chocolate chips) and whisk briskly until fully incorporated (optional: melt the chocolate fully before adding for a guaranteed super smooth result)

  3. If you have a milk frother then froth some milk and pour on top of the hot chocolate before serving.

Nutrition Facts
The Best Dark Hot Chocolate Recipe Using Real Chocolate
Amount Per Serving
Calories 84 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 329mg14%
Potassium 327mg9%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 7g29%
Protein 5g10%
Calcium 328mg33%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.