Dreamy Homemade Hot Chocolate
Hands down the creamiest dreamy homemade hot chocolate! No more taking a couple of sips and throwing the rest away, you’ll gulp down every bit of this one!
Oh Cade, you and your hot cocoa obsession are ridiculous. I’ve personally never cared that much for hot drinks, apple cider, hot chocolate, tea, bleh. I like ice water, aren’t I lame? But after moving to Utah and experiencing winter for 9 months of the year I’ve really started to enjoy homemade hot chocolate. Especially now that we have kids.
There’s nothing like reading the Polar Express, a tradition from my own childhood, enjoying hot fried donuts and homemade hot chocolate.
Annnnd now I’m craving donuts. Gosh darnit! I’m working on busting out a dang good fried donut but in the meantime I adore Grandma’s spudnuts and my siblings love Mom’s glazed donuts so stick to those two recipes for now. And don’t you dare cringe about the spudnuts. They are the softest, most delicious things ever. Yes, they really do have potatoes in them. Just go with it.
But back to the hot cocoa. This hot cocoa is made out of love for Cade because he loves hot chocolate. We had a chocolate fountain at our wedding (don’t judge it used to be cool) which used a mix of milk or semi sweet chocolate and white chocolate which was just dreamy so I knew I wanted to go with a combination again. And of course whole milk and heavy cream add to the creaminess, but the real secret is the sweetened condensed milk. Cade is all about that in his drinks and even cereal thanks to his time serving his mission in Brazil (yes even his cereal and Brazilian lemonade and gosh darnit jello, and even his lime pie all call for it thanks to Brazil.)
Cade grew up eating cocoa and toast. He actually dips buttered toast in the hot chocolate. Are you kidding me? It gets soggy, sweetheart! I don’t get it! In fact, I’ll let him tell you about it.
- 2 Cups Heavy Cream
- 5 Cups Whole Milk
- 1 Can 14 ounces Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
- ½ Cup White Chocolate Chips
- ½ Cup Milk Chocolate Chips
- In a large stock pot over medium heat, add all of the ingredients. Heat and stir occasionally until the chocolate begins to melt and then turn to medium low and continue to stir every now and again until completely chocolatey and melted. Serve with whipped cream, marshmallows and sprinkles!