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Dulce de Leche Hot Chocolate Pods

Who doesn't love a steamy mug of hot chocolate on a snowy day? Now you can give friends, neighbors, co-workers or anyone who deserves a treat the pleasure of this indulgent drink with these giftable hot chocolate pods. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min.
  • Makes
    14 pods (2 servings per pod)


  • 24 ounces 53% cacao dark baking chocolate or semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 can (13.4 ounces) dulce de leche
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Gold colored sugar and gold pearl dust, optional
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENT (for each pod):
  • 1-1/2 cups whole milk


  • Place chocolate in a large bowl. In a small saucepan, bring dulce de leche and cream just to a boil, stirring constantly. Pour over chocolate; whisk until smooth.
  • Spoon 1/4 cup chocolate mixture into each of 14 paper-lined muffin cups; if desired, sprinkle with gold sugar. Refrigerate until firm, about 8 hours. If desired, brush with gold dust. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.
  • To prepare hot chocolate: Bring 1-1/2 cups milk just to a boil; add one pod. Whisk until dissolved.
Editor's Notes: This recipe was tested with Nestle dulce de leche. Look for it in the international foods section. Pearl dust is available from Wilton Industries. Call 800-794-5866 or visit
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 289 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 100mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.

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