Sunday, January 11, 2015

My Favorite Hot Chocolate Recipe

I love a good cup of hot chocolate. Sometimes for a special treat I will order a hot chocolate while I am out in the city, or I will buy some dark chocolate stir sticks to make a fancier cup of hot chocolate at home. But for the times when I am at home and am really craving a hot chocolate, this is my go-to recipe. I always have these ingredients on hand and it makes a really rich and delicious cup of hot chocolate that is actually not too sweet! (That is adjustable of course!) 

Hot Chocolate (barely adapted from Joy of Baking)
Makes 1 cup

3/4 to 1 cup milk
1 tbsp dutch-processed cocoa powder (I use Valrhona)
1 tbsp sugar (or homemade vanilla sugar)
2 tbsp heavy cream

To garnish:
lightly whipped cream
sprinkle of cinnamon

Pour the milk into a small saucepan or pot and heat it over medium heat until it gets hot. I like to whisk the milk while it is heating so it gets a little frothy.

While the milk is heating, mix the cocoa powder, sugar and cream in a mug to form a paste.

Pour the hot milk over the cocoa mixture and stir until combined and the cocoa mixture has completely dissolved. 

And that's it! Top with some lightly whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon for an extra tasty treat!

A bit of an aside, but I have moved from blogspot to my own domain! I want to write more regularly this year and as a little bit of motivation I've moved to! Thanks for following along and hanging in there with me! 

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