Hot Chocolate Recipes



Hot Chocolate Recipes for you to try and a little about why they may be good for you. We have collected five different recipes and hope you will try them out.

It's always better to prepare your own hot chocolate as you know exactly what ingredients have gone into the preparation, so why not have a close look at our rather special hot chocolate recipes today.



Every family has their tried and true collection of hot chocolate recipes that are handed down from generation to generation.

There is nothing like coming in from the cold, putting on dry clothes, and wrapping your hands around a hot mug of chocolate topped with whipped cream and marshmallows!

I remember as a child my Momma making us her tried and true recipe using cocoa powder. It was so good!

That simple act always made me feel special and loved. That's what chocolate does for us, right? And we can make others feelspecial too by making up a batch of chocolate or cocoa from scratch.

It's easy and the results are oh-so-good!

Five Hot Chocolate Recipes For You To Try



1...CANDY BAR HOT CHOCOLATE

2 egg yolks
2 ounces milk chocolate candy bar with fine nuts (such as Toblerone)
1 cup milk

Beat the egg yolks in a small bowl; set aside.
Coarsely chop chocolate and place in a 2-cup microwave-safe glass measuring cup with a spout.
Add the milk.
Place the measuring cup, uncovered, in the microwave.
Whisking once or twice, cook on MEDIUM-HIGH (70 percent power) until chocolate is melted and well blended, 2 1/2 to 3 minutes.
Remove the cup from microwave and slowly pour chocolate into the reserved egg yolks, whisking constantly.
Return mixture to the measuring cup and cook in microwave until heated through, about 1 minute.
You may need to rotate the measuring cup if your microwave doesn’t have a carousel.

2...CHERRY OR RASPBERRY HOT CHOCOLATE

3 cups instant hot cocoa powder and 1 pkg raspberry Koolaid (or cherry)
Mix well.
To serve:
2 heaping Tbl. to 1 cup hot water.

3...GOURMET HOT CHOCOLATE MIX

11 cups powdered dry milk
1 cup powdered sugar
11 ounces powdered non-dairy creamer
2 pounds instant chocolate drink mix
4 heaping tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 small box of instant chocolate pudding mix

Mix and store in an airtight container.
Use 3 heaping tablespoons per 6-8 ounces of boil water

4...MEXICAN HOT CHOCOLATE MIX

1/3 cup light brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1-1/2 teaspoons powdered vanilla
1/4 cup cocoa
2-1/2 cups powdered milk

Combine and blend ingredients in a small bowl.
Store in an airtight container decorated with a pretty ribbon.
Attach this to the Jar:

Make Mexican Hot Chocolate:-
3 cups water
Mexican Hot Chocolate Mix to taste
cinnamon sticks for garnish
Heat the water to boiling and add the Mexican Hot Chocolate Mix.
Stir with a whisk until the mixture is smooth.
Garnish with cinnamon sticks.
For a frothier hot chocolate, mix in a blender

5...WHITE HOT CHOCOLATE MIX

1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
1 tsp. vanilla powder
1 tsp. dried orange peel
1/2 cup grated white chocolate or white chocolate chips

Combine and blend the ingredients in a small bowl.
Store in an airtight container.

Attach this to the Jar:
White Hot Chocolate Serves 2
1 and 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup White Hot Chocolate Mix
In a small saucepan, heat the milk until bubbles form around the outside.
Add the White Hot Chocolate Mix and whisk until the chocolate is melted.
Continue to whisk until the mixture is hot.
Enjoy

Why Drink Hot Chocolate?

Chocolate naturally boosts your mood! Chocolate contains the amino acid tryptophan which naturally triggers the body to produce seratonin. Seratonin is the body's built-in antidepressant.

Drinking cocoa or chocolate hot can help you fight disease because the chocolate contains healthy antioxidants.

When chocolate melts in your mouth, your body responds by increasing the heart rate and boosting your brain's activity level!

These are some pretty good reasons to drink chocolate hot, don't you think?

Just a quick aside...

Hot cocoa and hot chocolate are not the same drink - hot chocolate is made using real chocolate and tastes just like melted chocolate whereas hot cocoa is made with powdered cocoa that contains sugar, powdered milk, and various other flavors.



What's Your Tried and True Hot Chocolate Recipe?

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