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How do you make hot chocolate at home?
Bring cup water to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk in 3 Tbsp. cocoa powder until no lumps remain, then add milk and return to a simmer. Whisk in chocolate and sugar and cook, whisking frequently, until mixture is smooth and creamy and chocolate is melted, about 5 minutes. Divide hot chocolate among mugs.
Do you have to boil milk to make hot chocolate?
I use whole milk 鈥?for me hot chocolate should always be made with milk, not water. You don鈥檛 need to, and shouldn鈥檛, bring it back to a boil. Now you just heat it to the temperature you like to drink your cocoa at. Once it鈥檚 up to tempurature add the vanilla.
What are the ingredients of hot chocolate?
Milk, cream, sugar, and a combination of chocolate chips鈥攄ark or semisweet鈥攁nd cocoa powder give this hot chocolate its rich, chocolatey flavor. If you’re planning a party, it’s easy to scale the recipe up for a larger crowd using a 6-quart or larger crockpot, and many foods go with hot chocolate.
What are your favorite hot chocolate recipes for the winter?
Candy cane cocoa, Mexican hot chocolate, white chocolate, and old-fashioned hot chocolate. Winter’s worth it if it means warming up with hot chocolate. It’s old fashioned, it’s comforting, it makes the kitchen smell wonderful and it’s good for the soul. Place a frozen chocolate bomb in a cup of steaming hot milk, stir, and voila!