Monday, June 9, 2008

Best Hot Chocolate Ever

Below is a recipe for what I think is the best Hot Chocolate in the world. If anyone tries it and thinks theirs is better, please post it for us to try. This one really is like drinking a liquid pudding.

1 and a half cups whole milk

half a cup heavy cream

half of a real vanilla bean

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

2 tablespoons dark brown sugar

2 ounces bittersweet chocolate chopped
around 70 percent cacao

Combine in a pot: milk, cream, and vanilla bean - scrape out the contents of the bean.

Then. in a bowl, mix sugar and cocoa to help avoid lumps of cocoa, then wisk into milk, and heat over medium heat until hot. Do not boil.

Place chopped chocolate in a bowl, and pour hot milk mixture over chocolate, let sit about 1 minute. Whisk until smooth, and pour into cups.

If you alter this recipe by using skim milk or not using heavy cream, it will not be as good. You can use lighter chocolate or darker, but again that will change the flavor some. But for me, I am going to try and stir in peanut butter to the mix to try a hot chocolate and peanut butter drink. Enjoy. Rick b


thekingpin68 said...

I tried to get my Mom to make this before...what is the deal.;)

rick b said...

Did she make it? if so how was it? rick b

thekingpin68 said...

She has not made it yet.

I will send this to her.