Gourmet Homemade Hot Chocolate
Gourmet Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

 This homemade Gourmet Hot Chocolate is easy and absolutely delectable.  There’s nothing that compares with the texture, smooth and creamy rich taste of a cooked hot chocolate versus an instant and it is really worth the few minutes it takes to cook.  Give this fabulous hot chocolate a try.  Serve with chocolate chips, crushed candy canes, marshmallows, heath-bits, flavored syrups, anything your heart desires as stir-ins.  

GOURMET HOMEMADE HOT CHOCOLATE

Ingredients:

1/3  cup brown sugar 1/4  cup dutch processed cocoa powder

1/8  tsp. salt

1 1/3 cup half and half

3 cups whole milk

1 tsp. vanilla

Optional:

whipped cream

marshmallows

candy sticks

vanilla ice cream

syrups  




Directions:

Stir together sugar, cocoa and salt in a medium saucepan; add half and half.

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture comes to a boil. Simmer 2 minutes, still stirring constantly.????????????????????????????????????After the 2 minutes, add the milk.  Stirring constantly, heat to desired serving temperature. Do NOT boil after adding the milk.????????????????????????????????????When warm enough to your taste, remove cocoa from heat, add vanilla; whisk or beat until frothy and serve with desired toppings.

Carrie Gronemans recipe, Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2013, 2016

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