Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Hot Chocolate, Oh My!

Image from Jill111

The snow has finally fallen in New England!  Even though I would be happy with a California winter, my kids are thrilled.  The cold weather and sledding were at least an excuse to make some delicious homemade hot chocolate for the kids to come in and enjoy.  I didn't have a recipe that called for fresh milk so I searched for one online.  I came across one that called for milk and half and half.  I decided to change it up a bit and add extra milk and cornstarch for the creaminess.  It was delectable!  My husband thought it was the best hot chocolate he ever had.  Here's the recipe

Best Homemade Hot Chocolate Ever


1/3 cup Hershey Special Dark cocoa powder
3/4 cup white sugar
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/3 cup cold water
4 cups milk (I used 1%)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix cocoa powder, white sugar, salt, cornstarch and cold water in a medium saucepan over medium high heat.  Stir constantly until mixture gently boils.  Simmer for two minutes.  Add milk and vanilla and reduce heat to medium. Whisk until smooth and heat until hot.  DO NOT BOIL.  Reduce heat to low and serve.  The hot chocolate may be left on low for a short period of time to thicken further, but a quick whisk may be needed before serving.  Serve with marshmallows if desired.

Here's a link to the original, which I'm sure is great as well.

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds amazing! It's finally getting colder down here in SC, so I'll need to try this soon.