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Recipe by Mimi Council

Mimi Council founded one of the first and only entirely organic bakeries in the country. She is an organic advocate, recipe developer, and photographer. Her desserts have been featured in SHAPE Magazine, The FeedFeed, Green Wedding Shoes, The Nest, 100 Layer Cake, Wedding Chicks, and ESPN, among others. Her recipes represent the kind of lifestyle she lives, with minimal and organic ingredients.

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Easy Dark Hot Chocolate

This four-ingredient hot chocolate will up your hot cocoa game. More than just powder and milk, the addition of dark chocolate gives our version a rich and creamy flavor that everyone will love! Dutch-process cocoa powder adds decadent richness, but the recipe will still taste wonderful if using natural cocoa powder. Topping it with organic homemade whipped cream and a sprinkling of milk chocolate shavings adds the finishing touch.

5 MIN PREP
5 MIN COOK
10 MIN TOTAL
4 servings
Ingredients
4 cups Organic Valley Whole Milk
Dark Chocolate
¼ cup (35 grams) organic 55% to 65% cacao dark chocolate chunks
Dark Chocolate
A small bowl of sugar.
2 Tbsp. (28 grams) organic cane sugar
A small bowl of sugar.
2 Tbsp. (10 grams) Dutch-process cocoa powder
For serving: Whipped cream, milk chocolate shavings

Directions

Add all ingredients to a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat.
Whisk constantly to prevent scorching until all ingredients dissolve and the temperature reaches 160 F on an instant-read thermometer.
Remove from heat, carefully ladle into glasses, and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Enjoy!
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