Dutch Hot Chocolate Recipe

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When my grandchildren come over, they like to snack on cookies and mugs of this hot chocolate. It has a sweet chocolate flavor with a hint of cinnamon. The flavor of store-bought mixes just can't compare.—Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 12 cups milk
  • 6 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 195 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 82mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large kettle, combine the milk, water, 1 cup sugar, chocolate and cinnamon. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook and stir until chocolate is melted. Add brown sugar and remaining sugar; cook and stir until heated through. Discard cinnamon. Yield: 18 servings.
Originally published as Dutch Hot Chocolate in Taste of Home February/March 2001, p49

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AfterAgnesDowner User ID: 7584816 239219
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2015

"we loved this. Taste with 1 c sugar and before adding brown sugar... this is SWEET"

FACSteacher User ID: 759865 84890
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2011

"This was pretty good if you don't like overly chocolate tasting hot chocolate. I made a few changes...I only had unsweetened chocolate, omitted cinnamon (preference), and cut down on sugar. I only made 1/3 of the recipe...didn't need that many servings! I cut the sugar but a couple of T but I was surprised since I was using unsweetened chocolate. This was a nice subtle flavor which I loved, the hubby still prefers the powdered instant!"

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