How do you make your hot chocolate?
Do you use the hot chocolate mix in a bag from the store or do you use real chocolate? Do you use water or milk? How do you like to make your hot chocolate?
- CLv 710 months agoFavourite answer
Everyday hot chocolate I mix cocoa powder and granulated sugar in the cup until the inevitable lumps in the cocoa powder are broken up, Then I dribble in enough boiling water to make a smooth paste after which I pour in more hot water whilst steadily stirring. This is the best way to prevent lumps. Finally, I add a little vanilla extract and/or nutmeg or cardamom because I like the way it takes the edge off the bitter and means I can use less sugar. When I want something more luxurious I make up the "paste" with whipping cream, about a third of the cup or mug used and sometimes I add a slug of something stronger such as brandy, rum or kirchwasser. The secret is to use good cocoa powder. I usually buy Callebaut but right now I'm working my way through a Van Houten Full-Bodied Warm Brown Cocoa Powder (22-24% cocoa butter) which is very rich. It's a good job I still have a fairly high metabolism because today has definitely been a hot chocolate kind of a day!
- Stanley.Lv 79 months ago
If I used it I would make it with hot milk/water equal amounts I think.
- 9 months ago
with water milk and sugar
- SSP Bowl DudeLv 710 months ago
Use mix with milk.
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- Anonymous10 months ago
2 cups whole milk, 2 cups water, 7 tbsp sugar, 8 tbsp good unsweetened cocoa powder, 2 pinches of salt, 1 tbsp espresso powder + optional 1 tsp of flavoring extract. Choices: vanilla, rum, raspberry, peppermint, hazelnut. Just whisk this smooth in a pot until it's steamy.
- IvaBLv 510 months ago
Honestly,I never felt a need to make a big deal out of hot chocolate.I like it,but I find myself unwilling to go through a whole bunch of work for it.I use a packaged mix,and add marsh mellows,if I have them.Desire satisfied.
- 10 months ago
cocoa powder, maple syrup and coconut milk
- deniseLv 710 months ago
Cocoa powder, sugar, hot milk.
- Anonymous10 months ago
2 ounces peppermint schnapps
6 ounces hot chocolate (or amount needed to fill)
Garnish: whipped cream
Garnish: chocolate sprinkles or shaved chocolate
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Pour the schnapps into a warm mug or Irish coffee glass.
Fill with hot chocolate.
Optionally, top with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles or shaved chocolate.
Serve and enjoy!
- GFHLv 510 months ago
I use homemade chocolate syrup, which I add to a cup of hot milk