Winter night will be great for drinking hot chocolate with family or beloved one. It is delicious for sure and calories it gives have proved reliable for warming our body. Hot chocolate can be served in many ways but basically it is easy to work and requires not too long time. Along with chocolate itself we can blend other ingredients ranging from peppermint, red velvet, marshmallow, milk to ginger. It can be served with doughnut, cupcake or other desserts and cookies. Since every country and culture has its special hot chocolate mix recipes we can try one where we can get the ingredients easily.
One recipe seem to be workable at home and tasty too is classic hot chocolate. It takes only 10 minutes to make. Firstly we need to prepare ingredients including 3 cups milk, 1 cup heavy cream, 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, ½ cup sugar, kosher salt, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, 6 ounces milk chocolate (chopped) and marshmallow or whipped cream for topping.
Next we can do following directions step by step. First, combine heavy cream, milk, sugar, cocoa powder and a pinch of salt in a saucepan (medium size). Cook with medium heat, whisking it sometimes until cocoa powder and sugar dissolve evenly and the milk steams. Bear in mind not to boil.
Whisk half of chopped chocolate until melted and then whisk in the remaining chocolate until smooth. Afterwards, remove from the heat and whisk in the vanilla before pouring it into mugs. The last touch is making topping with whipped cream or marshmallow. That’s all. We can serve with cakes or cookies to make our time perfect.
Mastering this classic style may give us more confidence to try other recipes. We can try different toppings and it is good idea to train our decorating skill. Yes, perfect hot chocolate mix might be combination of taste, art and nutrition.