Hot chocolate recipe

Hot chocolate recipe – creamy, rich and chocolaty, easy to make homemade hot chocolate recipe.

Hot chocolate recipe | How to make homemade hot chocolate

During the winter season especially when it is snowing, I crave for hot chocolate. Our near by local cafe serves the best hot chocolate, but it is not practical to go there whenever I crave for. So few years back, I bought ready made packets (individual serving ones). I did not like it at all. That was nowhere near to the real hot chocolate.

After the disappointment from the packet ones, I searched for the recipe on the web. I read few recipes from the different sites and gave it a shot. It was real good. After that I have made it several times and here I come up with my own proportions of ingredients.

Many times I do make hot cocoa recipe. Both are different. hot cocoa is made from cocoa powder unlike this one made from real chocolate. Hence hot cocoa is less rich and less creamy compared to this one

The key ingredient is the chocolate. The type and quality makes the huge difference in taste and flavors. I would suggest to use the brand of chocolate which you enjoy eating by itself. I have used ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips. For less sweet taste, you can use bittersweet chocolate as well.

No need to add any extra sugar in it. Semi sweet chocolate gives enough sweetness here.

Addition of instant coffee just perk up the chocolate flavor. You won’t taste the coffee at all.

Vanilla extract used just as a flavoring here. You can skip it too.

Recently I have tried with dark rum. It was too good. About a tablespoon of it for 1 cup would do a magic. This is the fun way to warm your body during the cold.


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1) Heat the milk in a pan till it comes to a boil.

2) Take semi-sweet chocolate and instant coffee in a bowl.
Hot chocolate recipe | How to make homemade hot chocolate

3) Pour boiled, hot milk.

4) Let it sit for 5 minutes. By this time chocolate will get melted.
Hot chocolate recipe | How to make homemade hot chocolate

5) Meanwhile let’s make the whipped cream. Take heavy whipping cream and sugar in a bowl. Whisk it vigorously using wire whisk till you get soft peaks. Keep it aside.

6) After 5 minutes add vanilla extract.

7) Now whisk it till everything is mixed well.
Hot chocolate recipe | How to make homemade hot chocolate

8) To get the frothy hot chocolate, just like cafe style whisk it vigorously you will get froth on top. You will get good arm exercise. Alternately you can use hand blender and blend it till you get froth on top.

9) If you prefer it really hot, you can heat up in microwave or stove stop. But for me this was the perfect drinkable temperature. Pour in the cup. Add a dollop of whipped cream on top and serve.
Hot chocolate recipe | How to make homemade hot chocolate

Addition of whipped cream on top is optional. But it tastes much better when garnished with whipped cream. That whipped cream will melt down in the hot chocolate and it makes really creamy and rich.

Serving suggestion: Enjoy whenever you feel like. I love to have it on snowy morning.

Hot chocolate recipe | How to make homemade hot chocolate

Hot chocolate recipe | How to make homemade hot chocolate
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Hot chocolate recipe

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)

Course Beverage
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Yield 1 generous serving
Calories 418 kcal
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

For hot chocolate recipe:

  • 1 cup Milk
  • 2 oz Semi sweet chocolate chopped or 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • ½ teaspoon Instant coffee or instant espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon Pure vanilla extract

For whipped cream:

  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon White granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. Heat the milk in a pan till it comes to a boil.
  2. Take semi-sweet chocolate and instant coffee in a bowl.
  3. Pour boiled, hot milk. Let it sit for 5 minutes. By this time chocolate will get melted.
  4. Meanwhile let’s make the whipped cream. Take heavy whipping cream and sugar in a bowl. Whisk it vigorously using wire whisk till you get soft peaks. Keep it aside.
  5. After 5 minutes add vanilla extract to milk-chocolate mixture.
  6. Now whisk it till everything is mixed well.
  7. To get the frothy hot chocolate, just like cafe style whisk it vigorously you will get froth on top. You will get good arm exercise.
  8. Alternately you can use hand blender and blend it till you get froth on top.
  9. If you prefer it really hot, you can heat up in microwave or stove stop. But for me this was the perfect drinkable temperature.
  10. Pour in the cup. Add a dollop of whipped cream on top and serve.

Notes

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving (without whipped cream topping)

Nutrition Facts
Hot chocolate recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 418 Calories from Fat 191
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.2g 33%
Saturated Fat 13.2g 66%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 115mg 5%
Potassium 148mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 49g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3.1g 12%
Sugars 43.9g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 29%
Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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