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I woke up from my afternoon nap with one thing on my mind: Hot chocolate.  Frothy, creamy hot chocolate.


Specifically, soy milk hot chocolate.  My favorite. 


I considered running to Starbucks but figured I should try to make a homemade version.  Plus, the Husband and Isaac were watching football (real football – as in soccer) on the couch, and I thought it would be nice to share.  Heh.


On the stovetop, I warmed four cups of soy milk and slowly mixed in a finely chopped Cadbury’s Royal Dark bar.  That’s it – super simple.  Next time, I want to use a Chili Chocolate bar.  The only thing better than hot chocolate, after all, is spicy hot chocolate.


Perfect beverage for watchin’ sports on a chilly Saturday afternoon!



What’s your favorite way to do chocolate?



  • Megan S November 12, 2011, 6:53 pm

    I am obsessed with AltonBrown’s homemade hot cocoa mix! I like to make big batches in the Winter and then you always have cocoa:) last year I also gave it out as gifts.

  • Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries November 12, 2011, 6:57 pm

    Mmm creamy hot chocolate sounds so perfect right now!! I’ve never made it with soymilk and a real chocolate bar before – I need to try it out! My favorite way to have chocolate is when it’s all melty in a freshly baked muffin, cookie, or bar!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey November 12, 2011, 7:04 pm

    Oh that sounds too good for words!!

  • Amanda November 12, 2011, 7:12 pm

    That sounds pretty awesome. I like to use 1 c. unsweetened almond/soy milk, 1 Tbs. cocoa powder, and 1 Tbs. sugar when I make mine. Just whisk over medium heat. So easy! You can also add a little pb to make it even more delicious. 🙂

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats November 12, 2011, 7:16 pm

    I’ll put chocolate chips on just about anything…

  • Army Amy* November 12, 2011, 7:17 pm

    I like hot chocolate with whipped cream. yum!*

  • Joanne November 12, 2011, 7:20 pm

    My favorite way to do chocolate is right off the bar. Piece by piece and I don’t chew it, I let it slowly melt in my mouth.

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) November 12, 2011, 7:23 pm

    Definitely hot chocolate. I really like chocolate almond milk warmed up. I get the unsweetened stuff so i can make it as sweet as I want it and I love it in my coffee!

  • Angelica November 12, 2011, 7:25 pm

    You should try finding Mexican hot chocolate- Chocolate Abuelita! It’s soooo good! has cinammon and vanilla in it and goes perfect with vanilla soy milk (never make it with water…it’s just not the same!)

    • Kristie November 13, 2011, 8:06 am

      Seconded! Abuelita is AMAZING!!! 🙂

      • Caitlin November 13, 2011, 1:15 pm

        On the lookout!!!

  • AmandaonMaui November 12, 2011, 7:39 pm

    David Lebovitz has the most amazing Belgian Hot Chocolate recipe. It made my Belgian tutor drool when I sent him the recipe.


    I made it, and Devin and I were in heaven.

  • Nena November 12, 2011, 7:39 pm

    I totally have that mug, but in pink! Ross! 🙂

  • Heather @ Bake, Run, Live November 12, 2011, 8:03 pm

    Anyway I can get it! Hot chocolate (with some coconut oil mixed in), is my favorite warm beverage. Stop me on the street, and I usually have 2 kinds of chocolate bars in my purse. Hmm, I also have some in my desk at work. Ok…I think I’m addicted!

  • Jess @JessCantCook November 12, 2011, 8:49 pm

    I love homemade hot chocolate! I’ve never been a fan on the packet kind, but it’s hard to go wrong with liquid chocolate 🙂

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb November 12, 2011, 9:14 pm

    wow…that’s REAL homemade hot chocolate! i consider carnation instant to be homemade 🙂 looks delish!

  • Meagan November 12, 2011, 9:28 pm

    Abuelita (a Mexican chocolate “loaf” with sugar and cinnamon) melted into whole milk. Topped with whipped cream.

    If only it wasn’t 80 degrees…!

  • Khushboo November 12, 2011, 10:59 pm

    Wow I always use powder but I like your idea better…especially when Cadbury is the chocolate in hand!

  • Corrie Anne November 12, 2011, 10:59 pm

    That looks insane. I would rather go for coffee, but my husband would die for this. He’s such a kid!

  • Jen November 12, 2011, 11:15 pm

    I love mocha: 1/2 coffee and 1/2 milk + 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder (the kind you use for baking) + sugar + some chocolate syrup. I heat it up in the microwave, but stove top works too. I think I love pumpkin mocha even better though, the above recipe with a generous spoonful of canned pumpkin and cinnamon. Sooooooooooo gooooooooooooood!

  • Stephanie C November 12, 2011, 11:36 pm

    My husband makes the best – warmed whole milk with a bar of chocolate stirred in until it melts. I HAVE to have either whipped cream or marshmallows until the end.. meaning I keep adding it as it disappears 😉
    I had an equally good one near my house that uses Valrhona.. Mmm. Now I want some chocolate.

    • Stephanie C November 12, 2011, 11:36 pm

      Oh.. forgot the most important part.. the chocolate bar is dark chocolate! (at least 77%)

  • Helen November 13, 2011, 12:41 am

    Full cream milk (we have our own cow, but supermarket variety works just as well, heh), chopped dark chocolate, warmed up in a saucepan with a cinnamon stick and a splash of Bailey’s or brandy.

    I think you’ve inspired a bedtime hot chocolate tonight. 🙂

  • Carin November 13, 2011, 3:04 am

    Nutella, licked off a naked body – go on, it’s not dangerous – you’re already pregnant!

    • Caitlin November 13, 2011, 1:17 pm

      CARIN!!! LOL

  • Jen H. November 13, 2011, 7:30 am

    I just bought a can of Equal Exchange Spicy Hot Cocoa, with chili and cinnamon…YUM.

  • Kayla @ Sprouty Buns November 13, 2011, 7:38 am

    I’ve never made hot chocolate at home, but I do know that Cadbury chocolate makes everything 10x better! 🙂

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 13, 2011, 8:08 am

    I bet this tasted 100x better than Starbucks hot chocolate! I find the kind from coffee shops usually tastes too strong and fake. Homemade is totally the way to go! 😀

  • Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count November 13, 2011, 8:18 am

    I’ve been doing tea a lot lately in the afternoon while working on NaNoWriMo. Hot chocolate might be good too. Thanks for the suggestion, Caitlin!

  • Amanda @ The Beauty Notebooks November 13, 2011, 8:32 am

    As soon as I read this, I jumped out of my seat, chopped up some dark chocolate, heated some milk, and also added a square of mint chocolate Aero. Pure heaven. Thanks for the idea 🙂

    • Caitlin November 13, 2011, 1:17 pm


  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen November 13, 2011, 9:54 am

    I had a spicy hot chocolate last year in NYC from Chelsea market that blew my mind. so good! I should totally try and recreate that at home. I never make hot chocolate at home for some reason.

  • Diana November 13, 2011, 11:26 am

    I normally roll with dark cocoa powder but seeing your method is making me think I should switch it up! Literally drinking a melted chocolate bar? Yea, I think I’m going to go with that.

  • Moni'sMeals November 13, 2011, 12:26 pm

    I love me some hot chocolate too, always.
    How do I do chocolate??? every single way possible! It is my thing! anyway it is coming at me. 🙂

  • Molly @ RDexposed November 13, 2011, 12:33 pm

    Mmm loved a white hot chocolate from a small Chicago neighborhood coffee shop.

  • Amber K November 13, 2011, 1:21 pm

    I’m currently loving the mint chocolate coconut drink from So Delicious. That and their nog have been getting me into the holiday mood.

  • Christine November 13, 2011, 6:26 pm

    Trader Joe’s has the most delicious Dark Chocolate caramel and black sea salt bar… OMG.

  • Karla November 14, 2011, 10:09 am

    You should try Chocolate Abuelita – traditional mexican chocolate, the perfect combo between chocolate, cinnamon and chili powder 😀 BTW Congrats on your baby!!! And yes, real football rocks! Go Manchester!

  • Sonia (the Mexigarian) November 14, 2011, 11:46 am

    Lol! Yes, Abuelita Mexican hot chocolate! It’s a staple in my house. But I truly do love Champurrado. My aunt makes it thick and creamy. Ugh I love it so much. Kind of like drinking a chocolate malt a meal or cream of wheat, but it’s smooth and delicious.

  • Jolene (Homespun Heritage) November 14, 2011, 7:26 pm

    Thick creamy almond milk!

  • Heather November 15, 2011, 3:30 pm

    warning – cadbury bars are buy one get one at CVS!

  • Dominique November 17, 2011, 11:39 pm

    Hot chocolate sounds amazing right now. We had our first flurries for the season but it didn’t last very long. It’s still super cold out there. I turned out the heat in our condo for the first time tonight–plus everyone keeps telling me that I’m getting the flu.

    I only have the powdered version right now but I think I’m going to go make myself some hot chocolate.

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