Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Perfect Hot Chocolate

Tonight is a very chilly evening and so I must share my hot chocolate recipe with you. It is THE BEST hot chocolate recipe EVER. It is simple and delicious. After you make it once you will be able to pull this recipe out of your memory and make it on a whim. It makes a great drink for cooler weather (winter is inevitably on it's way so let's be prepared) and makes delicious chocolate ice cubes to add to cold drinks.

Perfect Hot Chocolate

1 cup of milk (or milk alternative)
1 oz chocolate (I use Baker's semi-sweet)
a pinch of salt
whipped cream (I prefer the store-bought cans of whipped cream but you could make your own)

Add milk, chocolate and salt to a heavy-bottomed saucepan.

Heat on medium, stirring regularly.

When it comes to a simmer, allow it to simmer for a minute or two and then remove from heat. I like to let it cool for a few minutes so that it is not scolding hot when served. Mix it around often to prevent a skin from forming on the top - but if it does just pour the hot chocolate through a fine sieve before serving.

Add whipped cream and a light sprinkling of cinnamon and you have yourself a perfect hot chocolate!

A great way to get cozy on a chilly day :)



- If you want a treat that is extra delectable double up the chocolate :) It is heavenly.
- This recipe is for a single serving but is easily doubled, quadrupled or more.
- Keeps well in the refrigerator for a few days incase you want to make it in advance.

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  1. That does look delicious! I'd probably go for the super delectable double chocolate version. ;-)

    Thanks for visting gfe and entering my extreme giveaway! :-)


  2. who makes
    there own whipped cream

  3. ^ 'Anonymous', 11 December 2012
    What do you mean? Do you own a cow/cows? Or do you just buy regular whipping cream and beat it?