If you are looking for that thick, decadent Hot Chocolate recipe for the winter season, you need to try out this one for sure. Its a simple recipe with just 4 basic ingredients- dark chocolate, cocoa powder, milk & icing sugar. You can serve it with whipped cream, marshmallows, chocolate shavings or cocoa powder- the possibilities are endless!
Recipe at a Glance
Dark chocolate– Good quality 58-62%, chopped
Cocoa powder– Any good quality brand
Milk- Full fat, you can replace it with low fat, skimmed, non-dairy milk, etc.
Icing Sugar – optional, you can skip to make it refined sugar-free
Step by Step Process
You need to follow this simple process to make this drink. Place all ingredients in a saucepan & cook on a medium flame while whisking continuously until chocolate is completely dissolved
Pour in the serving mug and garnish with some lightly whipped cream, chocolate shavings or any other topping of your choice.
Hot Chocolate is a versatile drink which you can serve with a variety of options such as whipped cream, marshmallows, chocolate shavings or cocoa powder- the possibilities are endless!
Substitutions & Variations
You can substitute full fat milk with low-fat, skimmed or non-dairy milk. Also, you can replace dark chocolate with milk chocolate for a less intense & sweeter taste.
You can bring variety to this drink by serving with different options as mentioned above.
Storage and Make Ahead
You can make hot chocolate ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, reheat the it gently on the stovetop or in the microwave, stirring occasionally to ensure even heat distribution.
- 1 cup milk of choice, full fat*
- 1 tablespoon icing sugar
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- ⅓ cup/ 2 ounces dark chocolate, chopped, good quality 58-62%
- Place all ingredients in a saucepan.
- Heat on a medium heat till chocolate has completely dissolved, whisking continuously.
- Pour the hot chocolate in the serving mug.
- Spoon some lightly whipped cream and/ or chocolate shavings. (optional step)
* you can use any choice of milk
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 240Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 64mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 2gSugar: 23gProtein: 6g
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