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Everyday Hot Chocolate

Prep time 10 mins
Coo time 8 mins
Yield Makes about 4 1/2 cups
The younger crowd will love adding stir-ins to their mugs, while the adults may want to go fancier. Offer Whipped Topping Dollops on Spoons to add to theirs.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups milk
  • 2/3 cup chocolate syrup
  • 3 tablespoons hot fudge topping
  • Pinch of salt
  • Stir-ins: crushed hard peppermint candies, chopped thin crème de menthe chocolate mints, miniature marshmallows, milk chocolate kisses, cherry cordial crème chocolate kisses
  • Whipped Topping Dollops on Spoons (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Cook milk in a large nonaluminum saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently, 6 to 8 minutes or until thoroughly heated (do not boil). Whisk in chocolate syrup, fudge topping, and salt, whisking vigorously until chocolate is well blended and mixture is frothy. Serve immediately with desired stir-ins or, if desired, Whipped Topping Dollops on Spoons.

  2. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Hershey's Chocolate Syrup, Smucker's Hot Fudge Topping, Andes Crème de Menthe Thins, and Hershey's Kisses Limited Edition Cherry Cordial Crème.

  3. Lightened Everyday Hot Chocolate: Substitute 2% reduced-fat milk for regular milk. Proceed with recipe as directed.