3 Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have To Try December 4, 2017

by Rebecca Down Eat

Baby, it’s cold outside…but at least you’ve got a big mug of hot chocolate to keep you warm.

Here are 3 Hot Chocolate Recipes that you have to make this winter. For extra indulgence, use 70% cocoa solids or milk chocolate (depending on how chocolatey you like it), top with whipped cream and marshmallows, then serve with your favourite dunking cookies.

The Traditional: Classic Hot Chocolate Recipe

The Traditional: Classic Hot Chocolate Recipe

Ingredients

    Makes 2
  • 400ml milk
  • 100g dark chocolate (bittersweet or semisweet, as preferred)
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Whipped cream to top

Instructions

  1. Put the milk into a saucepan with the chocolate (broken into small pieces), the cinnamon and the honey and heat gently until the chocolate is completely melted.
  2. Add the vanilla and mix with a small hand whisk until slightly frothy.
  3. Take out the cinnamon stick, pour into 2 mugs, and top with whipped cream.

The Indulgent: Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Recipe

Ingredients:

400ml milk

100g dark chocolate (bittersweet or semisweet, as preferred)

2tbp Salted Caramel Sauce

Whipped cream to top

Method:

  1. Put the milk into a small saucepan with the finely chopped dark chocolate and the salted caramel sauce.
  2. Warm, stirring over medium heat, until chocolate is melted and you have a rich hot liquid.
  3. Divide between two mugs, top with whipped cream and a drizzling of salted caramel sauce.

The Boozy: Coconut Rum Hot Chocolate Recipe

Ingredients
400ml milk

50ml coconut rum
100g dark chocolate (bittersweet or semisweet, as preferred)
2 tsp honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cinnamon stick

Method

  1. Put the milk into a saucepan with the chocolate (broken into small pieces), the cinnamon, vanilla, and the honey and heat gently until the chocolate is completely melted.
  2. With a small hand whisk, whisk a spoonful of rum into the mixture at a time. Add more or less to your preference.
  3. Take out the cinnamon stick and pour into 2 mugs. Bottoms up!

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