Drinking Chocolate

Drinking Chocolate

Drinking chocolate is a variation on hot chocolate that is usually richer, and less sweet than hot cocoa. The main ingredient, aside from milk, is chocolate, rather than cocoa powder or sugar. It’s a great cold weather treat because it’s basically a liquid dessert, a hot liquid dessert that warms you up with every sip!

I use a combination of dark chocolate and milk chocolate to get a good balance of intense chocolatiness and sweetness. I find that using only dark chocolate can make the drink too bitter and require the addition of a lot of extra sugar. Milk chocolate might be too sweet on its own, but it adds some sweetness and some additional creaminess to the drink. I do add some sugar to my drinking chocolate, as well as some cocoa powder. The finished drink is very creamy and chocolaty, but it’s not so rich that you can’t drink a whole mug full of it. A bit of whipped cream on top is a nice finishing touch.

You can make a single serving in a mug as long as you stir well to mix in all the chocolate, but it’s a bit easier to make this drink in a small saucepan – especially since you can double the quantities to serve some friends or family. As with most chocolate-centric treats, use good quality chocolate because you can really taste it.

Drinking Chocolate
1 1/2-oz dark chocolate, chopped
1/2-oz milk chocolate, chopped
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp sugar
8-oz milk

In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring almost to a simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently, until all chocolate has been dissolved and mixture is smooth.
Pour into a mug to serve, and top with whipped cream.


  1. I am sticking this recipe in my cap—it will be a nice treat to have after all the feasting is over and we head into the lean months.


  2. Yum, this sounds absolutely delicious! I’m not a big fan of milk chocolate though-hopefully it wouldn’t be overly rich if I used all dark chocolate…thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas :)

  3. I just made this as a way to procrastinate looking for jobs and I must say: YUMMMMM! I grated the chocolates with a microplane so they dissolved pretty easily…I’m amazed how much chocolate is packed in this! Thanks for another great one!

  4. wowww … this is great : )

    i’m gonna try this right now!

  5. Thick and Rich Drinking Chocolate

    dark chocolate
    1/4 cup condensed milk
    1 cup milk

    Turn on stove to medium heat. Put pan on stove.
    Chop as much chocolate as desired into little pieces.
    Pour 1 cup milk into pan.
    Add 1/4 cup condensed milk.
    Add chocolate.
    Whisk for about 15 second.
    Stir until ready. Do not heat too long as this takes away from the flavour and creamy texture.
    Enjoy! And remember that it takes different amounts of each ingredient to suit different people so feel free to add/subtract amounts of each ingerdient!

  6. Really enjoyed reading this thank you!

  7. I don’t see the difference between hot chocolate and hot cocoa. Both seem to be temptating. In fact I am more familiar with cofee but sometimes I also drink hot chocolate. Original dark chocolate is good for our health.

  8. Its looking very good chocolate. Its looking like black wine. I will taste it.

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