Delicious Homemade Hot Chocolate
 
 
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • HOT CHOCOLATE
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ⅓ cup boiling water
  • 3½ cups whole milk
  • ¾ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup coffee cream (18% Milk Fat)
  • WHIPPED CREAM
  • ½ cup of whipping (heavy) cream (35% Milk Fat)
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • GARNISH (optional)
  • shaved semisweet chocolate
Instructions
  1. HOT CHOCOLATE
  2. Combine the cocoa, sugar, and pinch of salt in a saucepan.
  3. Stir in the boiling water and continue stirring to thoroughly combine.
  4. Bring this mixture to a light boil while you stir.
  5. Simmer and stir continually for about 2 minutes. (Chocolate burns easily, so adjust the heat and watch that it doesn’t scorch)
  6. Stir in the 3½ cups of milk and heat until very hot, but do not boil!
  7. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Divide between 4 mugs.
  8. Add the coffee cream to the mugs of cocoa to cool it and top with a dollop of real whipped cream.
  9. WHIPPED CREAM
  10. Place mixer bowl and whisk in the freezer for at least 20 minutes to chill.
  11. Pour heavy whipping cream, sugar and vanilla into the cold bowl and whisk on high speed until medium to stiff peaks form — about 1 minute. (You can also do this with a hand mixer or a hand whisk...it may just take a couple minutes instead of one minute)
  12. GARNISH
  13. Top whipped cream with a sprinkle of shaved semisweet chocolate
Recipe by Older Mommy Still Yummy at https://oldermommystillyummy.com/a-delicious-homemade-hot-chocolate-tradition/