Recipe: Hot Chocolate Sauce

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  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla, or other flavoring extract of choice


  • Place the chocolate in a medium mixing bowl and set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan combine the milk, heavy cream, and butter and cook over medium high heat until the mixture just comes to a boil.
  • Remove from the heat and pour over the chocolate. Allow mixture to sit, undisturbed, for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Whisk mixture until all chocolate melts and the sauce is very smooth. Whisk in vanilla and serve immediately, or place in a heat-proof bowl and cover the surface with plastic wrap to prevent a skin from forming.
  • When the mixture is cool, refrigerate for up to 3 weeks. Mixture may be reheated gently as needed, or microwaved for 30-second intervals until the sauce melts.




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