The Very Best Hot Chocolate – We Heart Local BC

The Very Best Hot Chocolate

The Very Best Hot Chocolate

An amazingly delicious and satisfying homemade hot chocolate, and at a fraction of the cost of specialty coffee shops. Easy does it!


3 cups (divided) Milk

1 cup (divided) Whipping Cream

¼ cup Granulated Sugar

¼ cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

Pinch Salt

1 tsp Vanilla

Cooking Instruction

In saucepan, heat 2½ cups (625 mL) of milk and ¾ cup (175 mL) of whipping ceam over medium heat, stirring often, until steaming.
Meanwhile, in bowl, whisk together sugar, cocoa and salt. Whisk in remaining ½ cup (125 mL) cold milk and vanilla to make a smooth paste. Reduce heat to medium-low and gradually whisk cocoa mixture into hot milk mixture until blended. Heat for about 2 min or until steaming hot.
In small chilled bowl, using electric mixer or whisk; whip remaining whipping cream until thick. Ladle hot chocolate into 4 warmed mugs. Dollop the whipped cream evenly into each mug; stir to swirl lightly. Serve immediately.

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