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Homemade Hot Chocolate


This is the perfect recipe for gifting to a friend or enjoying with your loved ones at a holiday event. This recipe makes 12 hot chocolate balls that can be melted in milk in the microwave for a fresh, pipping hot cup of hot chocolate. These hot chocolate balls can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or frozen in the freezer for up to 2 months.

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  • 1 (12-ounce) bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


Servings 12


Step 1

Combine chocolate, heavy cream, and salt in a large bowl and stir to combine. Heat the bowl in the microwave for 30 second increments, stirring in between, until smooth, for about 2 minutes.

Cover the chocolate mixture with plastic wrap and put in the fridge for 2 hours. Once hardened, scoop out the chocolate mixture into balls. Wrap each ball in plastic wrap and store them in the fridge.

To make a cup of hot cocoa, put one chocolate ball in a mug of milk and heating in 15 second increments until the drink is warm, mixed and smooth, about 1 minute.

The chocolate balls will keep in the fridge for up to five days and in the freezer for two months.


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