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Landmark Hot Chocolate

 Landmark Hot Chocolate
With or without a nip of rum, my hot chocolate recipe has been a Wisconsin winter warmer for years. When the toboggan hills are calling, I skip the whipped cream and take a thermos to go. It’s always a hit and it ensures nobody is left out in the cold! —Mark Phillips, Bayfield, Wisconsin
1 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate candy bar, chopped
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
  • Vanilla rum, optional
  • Heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • Additional cinnamon stick, optional

Directions

  • Heat the first five ingredients over medium heat in a small saucepan
  • just until mixture comes to a simmer, stirring constantly. Remove
  • from heat; stir until smooth. Add rum if desired. Pour into a mug;
  • top with whipped cream. Garnish with cinnamon stick if desired.
  • Yield: 1 serving.