Monday, January 19, 2015

How to make an intense cup of hot chocolate

tl;dr Find a way to melt chocolate; then add milk and sugar. Drink up (credits to Yazhini for this succinct description).

Experiment: One of the most intense hot chocolates you've ever had

Ingredients -- You will need (for 1 cup hot chocolate [240ml]):

  1. 250 ml whole milk
  2. 4-6 squares of dark chocolate (I use Ghirardelli)
  3. A ceramic cup
  4. 2 tablespoons of water
  5. (optional) 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  1. Pour the whole milk into a saucepan and heat till it begins to simmer
  2. Now take the chocolate squares and place them in the ceramic cup. Heat in a microwave for ~20 second at medium power
  3. Pour 2 tablespoons of water on the chocolate and heat in the microwave for 30 second at medium power
  4. Stir the chocolate and water well to make it a thick homogeneous mixture
  5. Pour the simmering milk into the ceramic cup, add sugar if needed, and stir well
  6. Optionally strain the hot chocolate to rid it of any thin layer of cream that may have formed while simmering the milk
  7. Drink and enjoy!
One happy person (i.e. you)

Hot chocolate makes you happy :)