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Hot Chocolate


Rich, thick, frothy drinking chocolate

Drinking chocolate is typically much richer and thicker than hot chocolate.

Lindsey Goodwin
Definition: Melted bits of chocolate blended with hot milk, water and/or cream. Chocolate bits should be uniform in size to avoid uneven melting or scorching as the chocolate melts. They may be chopped or shaved from a block or bar, or pre-made into pellets. Creamier hot chocolates are richer, while hot chocolates with a bit of water emphasize the subtleties of the chocolate more. Hot cocoa is sometimes incorrectly marketed as 'hot chocolate.'
Also Known As: Drinking Chocolate, Sipping Chocolate
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