It’s always a good time for a steamy mug of hot, melted chocolate, when you are looking for hot, sweet drink to warm you up in cold winter days. Treat your family to this comforting, homemade cocoa in festive period as you decorate the tree or open holiday gifts.
Hot chocolate can be made with dark, semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chopped into small pieces and stirred into milk with the addition of sugar. Generally consumed for pleasure, the beverage confers several potential health benefits. Contains large amounts of antioxidants, more then wine and tea, therefore reducing the risk of hearth disease and also has been demonstrated that the cocoa bean helps with digestion.
In just a few minutes, you can whip together an super rich, sweet, creamy, aromatic, warm, best possible drink to put in your mouth after a long afternoon out in the cold.
- 8 Squares Dark 100% Cocoa Baker’s Chocolate
- 2 Squares Semi-Sweet Baker’s Chocolate
- 2-4 teaspoons honey, depending on how sweet or bitter you like your chocolate
- 3/4 Cup Whole Milk, at room temperature
- optional: crashed almonds, hazelnuts, biscuits, cinnamon powder, bourbon etc..
Create a double boiler, by setting a stainless steel or glass bowl over a saucepan filled with simmering water. Melt down the chocolate pieces in the top of double boiler, stirring constantly until the chocolate is melted.
Place the steeped milk over medium low heat and pour in the melted chocolate. Add the honey continuously stirring until it’s one fluid mixture and becomes very warm. Add a pinch of salt. Optionally add almonds, hazelnuts, biscuits, cinnamon and bourbon at the end, when mixture is completely incorporated. You can add them all together or separate depending on your taste.
As soon as the milk is about to boil, pour it into cups. Squirt a swirl of cream over the chocolate if you want. The remaining almonds, hazelnuts, biscuits can be added on top to decorate.