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The Best Dark Hot Chocolate Recipe Using Real Chocolate

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 ½ a teaspoon of vanilla, coconut, orange or peppermint extract.
Prep Time6 mins
Total Time6 mins
Course: Drink
Cuisine: Drink
Keyword: dark hot chocolate, hot chocolate using real chocolate, the best hot chocolate recipe
Servings: 2 serves
Calories: 84kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk of choice (I used whole milk)
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chunks (I used 72% cacao)
  • ½ tsp coconut, vanilla, peppermint or orange extract optional

Instructions

Using the Vitamix Aer Disc Container

  • Place all ingredients into the Aer Disc Container in the order listed and secure the lid.
  • 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

  • Place all ingredients into your blender in the order listed and secure the lid.
  • 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

  • Heat the milk in a saucepan on the stovetop until it starts to bubble
  • 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)
  • If you have a milk frother then froth some milk and pour on top of the hot chocolate before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 329mg | Potassium: 327mg | Fiber: 7g | Calcium: 328mg | Iron: 3mg