Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe

4.70 from 6 votes

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Hot chocolate, Hot cocoa or drinking chocolate is America's one of the most favorite chocolate desserts or hot beverage.
Considered as one of the comfort foods for chill American holiday season, this chocolate dessert is instantly made with a store-bought chocolate mix. But nothing beats the homemade hot chocolate.
Do you know hot chocolate with the hint of cinnamon is also one of the popular national drinks of Mexico? Traditionally served with churros and pastries, hot chocolate is one of those tasty and delicious foods which has health benefits too.
Due to the presence of Cocoa powder which contains antioxidant, researchers say that it can prevent cancer and helps in digestion and hot chocolate was given to treat various ailments in ancient times. Whatever it may be definitely drinking this hot dessert is a mood booster.
So here is the simple homemade hot chocolate recipe.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Recipe Taste Sweet
Servings 2
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Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Milk Full Cream Milk (500 ml)

For Chocolate mix

  • 2 tablespoon Cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoon Milk Chocolate compound or couverture (cooking chocolate) - 50 grams
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon Sugar

For Decoration

  • 1 pinch Cinnamon powder optional

To Garnish

  • 8 to 10 Marshmallows optional
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Instructions
 

  • Melt the chocolate in the microwave for 20 secs, stir and melt for another 10 seconds. Keep aside. Alternatively finely chop the chocolate and set aside.
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  • In a heavy bottomed pan heat the milk, once it boils, simmer on low heat.
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  • Now stir in the cocoa powder and mix well.
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  • Add the melted or chopped chocolate and till it combines well.
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  • Check for the sweetness and add Sugar as per taste.
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To serve

  • Once all the ingredients are well combined, divide the cocoa drink into two cups. (It is recommended to strain the Cocoa drink through a strainer, as avoid the granules of cocoa powder remain at the bottom of the pan).
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  • Sprinkle a little cinnamon powder in each cup . This step is completely optional as it resembles more like Mexican Hot chocolate.
  • Top with 4 or 5 marshmallows per cup.
  • Serve homemade hot chocolate drink with fresh churros or pastry on a cold winters day.
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Notes

  1. You can change the flavor as per your choice, e.g. cinnamon powder can be substituted for 2 drops of vanilla or peppermint extract, a hint of your favorite liqueur or a pinch of all-spice powder.
  2. Marshmallows can be substituted for a generous dollop of whipped cream, or a big scoop of vanilla or chocolate ice-cream.
  3. Milk can be replaced with any nut milk like almond milk, cashew or coconut milk, soy milk . to make it Vegan Hot chocolate.
Here is the list of recipes which you can try with Hot chocolate:
About the Author: 
Parinaaz is an MBA Finance by profession and writer by passion. She blogs on  A Dollop of That!”, which was the outcome of her passion for writing, which surfaced often but never overflowed and since she loves to experiment with ingredients, a recipe blog was her natural choice.
When Parinaaz is not blogging, she is running after a feisty four-year-old, practising Iyengar yoga, mimicking all and sundry or photographing pretty flowers depending on what time of the day it is.
You can be in touch with Parinaaz on her blog – A Dollop of That, or like her Facebook page, or follow her on  Instagram, Twitter handle and Google+

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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 143 kcal | Carbohydrates: 34 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 2 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.5 g | Cholesterol: 3 mg | Sodium: 37 mg | Potassium: 117 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 24 g | Vitamin A: 24 IU | Vitamin C: 0.2 mg | Calcium: 35 mg | Iron: 1 mg

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