Make Ultimate Hot Chocolate and a Sweet Gift Idea
Hot chocolate is one of those drinks that makes you feel like a kid. On a cold, blustery, why not drink something sweet and delicious? This recipe is so quick to prepare that we hope you never resort to packaged hot cocoa again. See notes (below) for different flavour options.
Sweet Hot Chocolate Gift
What to offer the ingredients as a gift?
Substitute the 1 tsp vanilla extract with 1/2 tsp vanilla powder and whisk the all the dry ingredients together. Put into a sealed glass container, and decorate as you like.
Include these instructions in your packaging:
Making a cup of hot chocolate:
- Take 1-2 tablespoons of powdered cocoa mix and combine with 2-3 tablespoons milk to make a paste.
- Heat the 2/3 cup milk with 1/3 cup of heavy cream (35%) slowly. It should not boil.
- Pour hot milk-cream mixture into your chocolate paste, and stir well to combine.
- Add a pinch of chili pepper (optional) for a Mexican kick (or 1 tablespoon of Kaluha or liqueur of your choice)
Ultimate Hot Chocolate
Chef Eric Fraudeau’s warm (and slightly decadent) remedy for those cold winter days.
A Mexican twist: add a cinnamon stick and a pinch of chili pepper to the milk when warming.
Adult warm-up: if it's very cold outside, add 60 ml//¼ cup of Frangelico (hazelnut liquor) before pouring in the mugs.