Landmark Hot Chocolate

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


1 serving

Updated: Oct. 12, 2022
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
Landmark Hot Chocolate Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. 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. Remove cinnamon stick; add rum if desired. Pour into a mug; top with whipped cream. Garnish with cinnamon stick if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 680 calories, 51g fat (32g saturated fat), 130mg cholesterol, 64mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (46g sugars, 5g fiber), 6g protein.