The Very Best Hot Chocolate

Recipe by Studentchef
READY IN: 15mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a saucepan, heat 2 1/2 cups milk and 3/4 cup of the whipping cream over medium heat, stirring often until steaming.
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl, whisk together sugar, cocoa and salt.
  • Whisk in remaining 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 two minutes or until steaming hot.
  • In a small chilled bowl, using electric mixrer or whisk, whip remaining whipping cream until thick.
  • Ladle hot chocolate into four warmed mugs and evenly dollop whipped cream evenly into each mug. Stir toswirl lightly.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Note: if desired add 1 teaspoon coffee or chocolate flavoured liquer and 1/2 cup strong coffee to each mug of hot chocolate before adding the whipped cream. This is purely optional.
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