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Hot chocolate

Hot chocolate, also known as Chocolate tea, drinking chocolate or just cocoa is a heated beverage consisting of shaved chocolate, melted chocolate or cocoa powder, heated milk or water, and usually a sweetener. Hot chocolate may be topped with whipped cream. Hot chocolate made with melted chocolate is sometimes called drinking chocolate, characterized by less sweetness and a thicker consistency.

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1 cup butter, cubed 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 4 eggs 4 egg yolks 1-1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/8 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup miniature marshmallows 4-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon-sugar

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3 cups coconut milk 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter 1/4 cup hot caramel ice cream topping whipped cream and toasted coconut, optional

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Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

4 cups 2% milk (whole, soy, almond, goat, half-and-half, cream, heavy cream or any combination of milks desired may be used) 1 heaping cup white chocolate chips (6 to 8 ounces) or white chocolate bar, chopped 1/4 to 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract (see note below) mini marshmallows for garnishing, optional

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Pink Hot Chocolate

1-12 oz. can evaporated milk 12 oz. white chocolate chips (1 bag) 3-4 c. whole milk

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