Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe
- 4 cups whole milk
- 1/2 a cup of sugar
- 1/2 cup of Powdered Coco
- 1 tsp of Vanilla
- 1/2 a tsp of cinnamon
- pinch of salt
Extra.. Whip cream and sugar/cinnamon blend for sprinkling.
In a heavy bottomed pot at low heat, add your milk, sugar, Coco, Vanilla, Cinnamon and your tiny pinch of salt.. The Coco powder will float on top and at first whisk will form the most adorable little floating coco balls.. Don’t worry, its normal.. it take time for everything to blend together.. AS the milk warms as you gently but regularly whisk it will all come together.. once its fully turned together, you can turn your heat up a tiny bit if you want.
You want your hot chocolate steaming but NEVER boil it! and if you walked away and didn’t whisk, you will get a “milk” film on your blend.. use a spoon and let it cling to it and remove it before serving.. do not blend it back in, it will not blend smooth!
This makes 4 one cup servings or 2 big 2 cup servings. Pour into your mug of choice.
If you want a foam on the hot chocolate, whisk it well and it will foam up for nice little lift or do as I did in the photo.. some whip cream on top with a little sprinkle of a cinnamon sugar blend..
*Not I should say that this hot chocolate is rich and very chocolate, if you prefer a softer chocolate flavour, you can make it with a bit less Coco.. I like mine dark and rich! or make as above but add a touch more milk for the little ones that might like it a little softer in flavour
Nothing like a hot drink to warm you up. My sister would make it like this for us; nothing like coming home from a long and cold day out to find a large casserole of cocoa on the stove waiting for you ^_^
I agree with your Sister.. I love to make a big pot of this and have it ready for when folks come in with rosy cheeks and cold noses from the joy of being out in the winter.. I swear you can tell my Norway roots the more we talk LOL
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