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Thick and Rich Hot Chocolate for One

This Rich and Thick Hot Chocolate for One is the creamiest, most decadent hot chocolate imaginable.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American, French
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 1 cup

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon (12g) granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon (7g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon espresso powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2/3 cup milk any percentage
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate chopped, high-quality chips are fine*
  • Whipped cream optional for topping

Instructions

  1. In a small pot, combine sugar, cocoa powder, espresso powder, salt, and water. Whisk over medium-high heat until smooth. Whisk in milk and cream and heat until steaming.

  2. Turn heat down to medium and stir in chocolate until melted and smooth.

  3. Transfer to a cup and serve topped with whipped cream if desired and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*2 ounces chocolate chips = 1/3 cup

If you want to do a chocolate drizzle like the one in the photos, combine 1 1/2 teaspoons cream or milk and 1 tablespoon + 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped chocolate in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir until smooth. Drizzle over your drink with a spoon or transfer to a small disposable plastic bag and snip off a corner to pipe on chocolate.