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Hot chocolate in the snow!



We had a snowstorm again and there are some extremely cold days ahead of us! Could there be a better excuse to indulge in comforting hot chocolate? My Danish mother-in-law, Kirsten, makes the best hot chocolate. It is very rich and has just the right amount of sugar. And, what’s even better, she has shared her recipe with me! Now, my kids ask for it all the time and I honestly feel very happy to fulfill this request… in fact I need it too!

So here it is…

Kirsten’s hot chocolate


1/2 gallon whole milk

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup sugar

A little extra whole milk for the chocolate paste


How to make it:

In a medium sized pot heat the milk up to just below the boiling point (do not let it boil!)

In a bowl stir together the cocoa and sugar. Slowly add a little milk and stir it until it forms a thick paste

Add this paste to the hot milk

Serve with whipped cream on top


  1. Hot chocolate for winter is the best!

    Please visit or follow my blog ( or my Instagram (lazymom_cooking) for some recipe ideaa 🙂


    • Yes! It’s typically “Dutch cocoa” in Denmark. But I have used Hershey’s unsweetened cocoa powder and it came out really good too!


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