You know what I hate? Hot Chocolate packets…. Yuck. I mean honestly, who wants powdered fake chocolate and water to drink anyways.
If you are a packet person, let me save you. I give you the richest, most perfect, hot chocolate in the world. 4 simple ingredients, thick, delicious, and a perfect vessel for mini marshmallows.
The recipe below was made for my Christmas party, so it is done in a large batch. It is how my mom used to make it, with a little twist. If it is just you and the family, using some math you can cut this recipe down :)
2 cups heavy cream
3 cups 2% milk
8 heaping tbs dutch cocoa powder
1 cup granulated sugar
Mini Marshmallows, optional
This cocoa is simple, thick, and creamy… but also customizable! If you want a thinner cocoa, I say try 5 cups of whole milk instead. Also, if you want a richer chocolate flavor, add more cocoa. Not as much of a chocolate fan? Put a little less. Or how about wanting to spice things up?… add some cinnamon for a Mexican Hot Cocoa. This would be great to do with leftovers from the above recipe.
Start by heating a medium pot on low. Pour in the cream and milk. Heat for 3 minutes. You never want the temperature too high or you will burn the milk. Next, add the cocoa powder. Whisk the mixture a bit to start incorporating the chocolate.
Simmer together on low. This is the time for you to taste the Cocoa. Do you want it more chocolaty? A little thinner? This would also be when you add cinnamon for a Mexican Hot Cocoa. Whisk the mixture together occasionally. You want to get it a little frothy and airy.
Pour into festive mugs. If you like, add a few mini marshmallows. Enjoy :)
|I think she likes it!|