Friday, January 25, 2013

Hot Chocolate

Nothing can warm a person up in the middle of winter like a good cup of hot chocolate. I'm all about simplicity and making hot chocolate at home is about as simple as it gets. All you need is milk and chocolate chips. Any kind of chocolate chips will work. I used semi sweet, but feel free to use milk chocolate, or white chocolate. Use a mix of all three if you like.

Hot Chocolate
3 Cups Milk
1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips
1 Tsp Vanilla

In a pot, heat the milk and vanilla until its just about ready to boil, stirring regularly. Add the chocolate chips and whisk until they are melted. If you whisk it fairly hard, the milk will get foamy, which is a good thing.

A little presentation goes a long way. People eat/drink with their eyes. This drink already tastes delicious, but you can make it look really nice, very easily. Pour the mixture into a mug and top it off with some whipped cream (if you don't have whipped cream, marshmallows are always great on hot chocolate). Grate some chocolate on the whipped cream. If you don't have any chocolate to grate, you can use caramel sauce, or even just put some extra chocolate chips on top. Serve it to your guests and they'll think they are at Starbucks. 

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