The Best Hot Chocolate Recipe Ever

Little Nell Pastry Chef Danielle Riesz makes lots of delicious treats this time of year. Her penguin snowboarder cupcake? Legendary. But perhaps the most warming, delicious concoction from her kitchen is her hot chocolate with house-made marshmallows. We also like to “super size” it by adding Amaretto, Bailey’s, Frangelica, Coffee Liqueur, Rumpleminze or another adult beverage…

Using Trudelia chocolate, cocoa powder, half-and-half, granulated sugar and a pinch of salt, this decadent recipe is bound to make your holidays a little sweeter!



  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon extra brute cocoa powder
  • 1.5 ounce 58 percent Trudelia chocolate
  • Pinch of salt


Bring the half-and-half to boil, and whisk in sugar. Bring back to a boil. Whisk in cocoa powder, chocolate, and salt. Top with whipped cream, marshmallows, chocolate chips or a peppermint stick. Or all of them. Yes, all of them sounds good.

Recipe Details

Servings: 2

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