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Truffle Hot Chocolate

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


6 servings (about 1 quart)

Updated: Feb. 15, 2022
Greet holiday guests at the door with steaming mugs of rich hot chocolate. As the crowning touch, offer a selection of flavored whipped creams.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Truffle Hot Chocolate Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 cups 2% milk
  • 6 ounces 70% cacao dark baking chocolate, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Chocolate-covered coffee beans, chopped, optional


  1. In a large saucepan, heat milk over medium heat until bubbles form around sides of pan (do not boil). Remove from the heat; whisk in the chocolate, brown sugar, espresso powder, vanilla and salt until smooth. Return to the heat; cook and stir until heated through. Pour into mugs.
  2. In a small bowl, beat cream and espresso powder until it begins to thicken. Add sugar; beat until soft peaks form. If desired, garnish with coffee beans.
  3. To prepare in a slow cooker: In a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 6 ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until mixture is hot and chocolate is melted.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 267 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 92mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

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