Total Time
5mins
Prep 2 mins
Cook 3 mins

This is my recipe for home-made hot chocolate. I couldn't find one like it here on food.com, and was curious about the nutritional content. A little less sweet than some and a little more chocolatey than others, it also makes good chocolate milk (Just allow the syrup to cool and add to cold milk.) Be adventurous and change up the flavors if you like. A sprinkle of cinnamon, a few drops of mint or orange extract, or half a spoonful of instant coffee can turn a simple cup of cocoa into a gourmet experience. This could be easily multiplied to serve more than one.

Directions

  1. Mix together sugar, cocoa and salt in a small saucepan.
  2. Whisk in water, stirring until smooh.
  3. Bring to a boil and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly, until dark and syrupy.
  4. Add milk and heat just until hot Do not allow milk to boil.
  5. Remove from heat and add vanilla.
  6. Pour into a 10 ounce mug, garnish as desired, and serve.
  7. Note - Add other dry spices, such as cinnamon, cayenne or instant coffee during Step 1. Add liquid extracts, such as orange or mint (or flavored liqueurs) at Step 5.
  8. Optional - You could make this in your microwave, if you wanted. Mix the syrup right in your mug. Cook on "high" for about 30 seconds. Add milk and heat on "medium" for about 2 minutes. Add vanilla and serve.
Most Helpful

Awesome, and so easy to prepare. It's great having single-serving recipes like this for those occasions when you don't want to make a whole batch that ultimately end up going to waste. And it's really quite a tasty hot chocolate recipe, too. Thanks for posting your recipe, Laura2of7.

NorthwestGal February 28, 2013