The Very Best Hot Chocolate

niedziela, 16 lutego 2014

The Very Best Hot Chocolate

Time: 15 mins


  • 3 cups milk, divided
  • 1 cup 35% cream, divided
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • 1 In a saucepan, heat 2 1/2 cups milk and 3/4 cup of the whipping cream over medium heat, stirring often until steaming.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in a bowl, whisk together sugar, cocoa and salt.
  • 3 Whisk in remaining cold milk and vanilla to make a smooth paste.
  • 4 Reduce heat to medium low and gradually whisk cocoa mixture into hot milk mixture until blended. Heat for about two minutes or until steaming hot.
  • 5 In a small chilled bowl, using electric mixrer or whisk, whip remaining whipping cream until thick.
  • 6 Ladle hot chocolate into four warmed mugs and evenly dollop whipped cream evenly into each mug. Stir toswirl lightly.
  • 7 Serve immediately.
  • 8 Note: if desired add 1 teaspoon coffee or chocolate flavoured liquer and 1/2 cup strong coffee to each mug of hot chocolate before adding the whipped cream. This is purely optional.

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