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It was a dark and stormy night…  So we made hot chocolate!

It looked a little boring because I forgot marshmallows at the store…. but when we stirred in a peanut butter and no one cared.  Quick and easy, this may be the best recipe yet.

Best Hot Chocolate

Makes 6 servings


  • 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 6 C milk
  • Marshmallows and whipped cream (optional)


Combine sweetened condensed milk, salt, cocoa powder, vanilla in saucepan over medium low heat.

Add milk.  Stir and continue to heat until hot.  Do not boil.

Add marshmallows and/or whipped cream.


  • Stir in 4T creamy peanut butter
  • Add 1 t cinnamon
  • Substitute 2 t peppermint extract for the vanilla
  • Substitute 2 t coconut extract for the vanilla
  • For adults only- swap 1-2 C of milk for Baileys liquor

Original recipe from, Creamy Hot Chocolate

Anna Lookingbill

Anna Lookingbill

I'm a self-taught Betty Crocker. Food should be pretty, delicious and have sprinkles. Professionally I'm a clinical social worker. Follow me on Facebook and Pinterest- Sugar and Spice Baking Blog- for great recipes, amazing restaurants and culinary adventures.

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