Ultimate Hot Chocolate Recipe

Baby it’s cold outside, so why not snuggle up with a delicious homemade European style hot chocolate?..


December means Christmas decorations, Michael Buble’s Christmas album playing in the background all day, everyday; it means snuggling up by log fires and sipping on hot chocolates. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the biggest hot chocolate lover, mostly because every time I order one when I’m out it’s either too hot and I burn my tongue, or it’s just really disappointing. 
The only hot chocolate that I am never disappoint with is Insomnia Coffee Co.‘s hot chocolate; it was the first hot chocolate that I ever tasted done with real melted chocolate rather than cocoa powder. Turns out that that’s the way hot chocolate is traditionally made, and in Germany, Belgium and even here in Italy, if you order a hot chocolate, that’s what you’ll get. 
So, today I decided to share with you the recipe and method for making what I consider to be the ultimate hot chocolate; once you try it this way, you’ll never go back, trust me. 
Ultimate Hot Chocolate Recipe
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Baby it's cold outside, so why not snuggle up with a delicious homemade European style hot chocolate?
Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 1 large hot chocolate
  • 100g milk chocolate
  • 1 cup cold milk (I used Alpro Soya milk)
  • 1 cup hot milk
To Decorate:
  • sprinkles
  • whipped cream
  • chocolate shavings
  • mini mallows
  1. Start by putting a pan of water on to boil; the pot should be small enough that you can sit a metal sieve in it, without the sieve touching the boiling water.
  2. Break up the chocolate, and put in a small heat proof bowl. Sit the bowl in the sieve over the boiling water to melt the chocolate; stir occasionally to prevent lumps forming.
  3. Spoon the melted chocolate into a medium to large mug. Half fill the mug with cold milk and use a whisk to blend the milk and chocolate together until smooth.
  4. Top up the mug with hot milk, stirring as you add.
  5. Finally decorate your hot chocolate with sprinkles, cream, mallows or whatever your heart desires and enjoy!
How to make a snow hot chocolate:
replace the milk chocolate with white chocolate.

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