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Dreamy Homemade Hot Chocolate

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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! ohsweetbasil.com

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! 

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.

Can Hot Chocolate Keep You Awake?

The National Sleep Foundation recommends avoiding chocolate — as well as coffee, tea and soft drinks — before bedtime.

But there is an alternative.

White chocolate does not contain any theobromine, and little if any caffeine.

Eating chocolate at night can potentially keep you awake.

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!

There’s nothing like reading the Polar Express, a tradition from my own childhood, enjoying hot fried donuts and homemade hot chocolate.

Is Hot Chocolate Good for You?

It may seem like an indulgence, but the chilly day treat actually has a whole host of health benefits.

Cocoa powder contains powerful antioxidants and many studies have shown its beneficial effects on heart health, insulin levels, memory and more.

Best of all? It just plain makes you happy.

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!

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.

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!

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.)

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!

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.

Will Hot Chocolate Soothe a Sore Throat?

Most likely drinking hot chocolate will make your sore throat from coughing feel better temporarily, but worse in the long run.

Warm beverage, plus the fat, will soothe the throat at first.

And the dopamine release will also help you feel better in general.

However, milk and chocolate thicken and irritate the mucous.

Dreamy Homemade Hot Chocolate

The silkiest, creamiest homemade hot chocolate I've ever had! ohsweetbasil.com

Dreamy Homemade Hot Chocolate

4.29 from 7 votes
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Servings: 8
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! 

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Heavy Cream
  • 5 Cups Whole Milk
  • 1 Can 14 ounces Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Cup White Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Cup Milk Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  • 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!
Nutrition Facts
Dreamy Homemade Hot Chocolate
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 546 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Fat 42g65%
Saturated Fat 25g156%
Cholesterol 102mg34%
Sodium 108mg5%
Potassium 406mg12%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 1158IU23%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 260mg26%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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! ohsweetbasil.com

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carrian feik cheney oh sweet basil

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

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  • It is the most dreamiest creamiest hot chocolate ever. 😍

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    • Right?!

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