Warm Me Up With Hot Chocolate

In my last post, I shared my holiday recipe for ham sandwich appetizers and said I’d be sharing some super secret recipes that we have around here.  I don’t like to disappoint, so here you go!

I’m a warm weather, palm tree kind of girl.  But some of my best childhood memories are of snowy hills, sleds, great neighbors and my mom’s famous hot chocolate.

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Powdery mixes won’t do around here, I’ve been brought up a hot chocolate snob and I am finally going to share my secret (or my mom’s) with you!

Here’s what you’ll need to make the Hot Chocolate Base:

  • 2 and 1/2 squares Baker’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate – they package this different now, the squares use to be made up of 2 pieces and now the whole thing comes wrapped together.  It works out to 5 pieces.
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 oz heavy whipping creamingred
  1. In a small saucepan over low to medium heat, melt the chocolate in the water, stir continuously.melt choc
  2. Once the chocolate is melted and the mixture begins to boil, add sugar and salt.  Keep stirring, and mixture will begin to slightly thicken.  Don’t let it get scorched!boil
  3. Remove from heat and let cool down to room temperature.
  4. Whip the heavy cream until stiff.  Don’t over-do it…I once whipped it so long it turned in to butter… learn from my mistake.  🙂whipping cream
    whipped cream
  5. Fold the chocolate into the whipped cream.fold
    It will eventually mix together really well and look like this.base

To serve:

  • Fill a coffee mug up 2/3 with milk and microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds.
  • Remove from microwave (careful, it’s going to be hot) and spoon in 2-3 heaping spoonfuls of the hot chocolate base.
  • Stir and enjoy!
    ready to drink

**Be sure to keep your hot chocolate base covered in plastic wrap and in the refrigerator.**

Try out the recipe and let me know what you think!  I promise, you’ll love it!  It’s the creamiest fluffy hot chocolate ever!

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  1. Sylvia Charlton says:

    That sounds wonderful. Thanks for the recipe. I will make that when the crowd comes over this winter.