Friday, November 4, 2011

The Ultimate Hot Chocolate


2 ½    cups whole milk
½    cups whipped cream {35 %}
¼       cup granulated sugar
¼       cup Cocoa powder, unsweetened
1        Pinch of salt
1        Teaspoon Vanilla extract


In a saucepan, warm 2 cups of milk with 1 cup of cream. In the mean time mix sugar, cocoa, salt, the vanilla extract and the rest of the milk (1/2 cup), mix well until you obtain a paste with no lumps. Turn the stove on low, then add the paste slowly to the warm milk; whisk well to get a foamy creamy chocolate. Reheat until it is hot but don’t let the liquid boil! Whip the left over cream (1/2 cup) until you have a smooth whipped cream. Pour the hot chocolate into the serving cups, pour the cream on top…. 

Serve immediately. 

(To have a Mexican twist, add a cinnamon stick to the milk when warming) 
(If you are “lush” or it’s very cold outside, add ¼ cup of Frangelico (hazelnut liquor) before pouring in the cups.;)



Anonymous said...

Try using honey instead of some or all of the sugar.

Deb said...

Sounds yummy. But no Honey. My "Honey" is allergic to Honey!