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Two cups of hot chocolate on a snow covered mountain.
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5 from 3 votes

Vermont Hot Chocolate

This recipe for Vermont Hot Chocolate is a combination of two things... the classic holiday movie; White Christmas, and the charming and iconic song... Snow! 
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Beverages Alcohol
Cuisine: American Comfort Food
Servings: 6
Calories: 372kcal


  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • cup cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • teaspoon ground nutmeg plus additional for garnish
  • pinch salt
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • cup pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup chocolate hazelnut spread
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon maple extract optional
  • whipped cream optional


  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk the water, sugar and cocoa powder until the sugar is completely dissolved and the mixture is thoroughly blended.
  • Whisk in the cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, milk, half-and-half, maple syrup, and the chocolate hazelnut spread.
  • Continue cooking and whisking until the mixture is completely hot and the chocolate hazelnut spread has completely dissolved.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla and maple extracts.
  • Pour into mugs and garnish with whipped cream and a light dusting of nutmeg.
  • Serve and enjoy! 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 86mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 47g