We have all had Hot Chocolate but do you know How to Make the World’s Best? Read on and I will tell you my secret for Hot Chocolate so creamy and delicious you will never look at Hot Cocoa the same again.
World’s Best Hot Chocolate
Ok, Ok that statement is a bit subjective. World’s Best its a view-point that is difficult to verify because I have not had all the Hot Chocolate in the world, though I have tried! But I also write the blog so my opinion counts for something and for this its saying this is the World’s best Hot Chocolate.
What do you need to make the World’s Best Hot Chocolate
First the desire. I realize some would prefer coffee or hot tea but seriously when cold weather comes and you are making snow men or sledding down hills or just sitting reading a book there is something extra special about a cup of cocoa.
Second You need good ingredients. Over the years I have played with all kinds of chocolate powders and grated chocolate. I have finally come to the conclusion that the Ghirardelli Chocolate Sweet Ground Chocolate & Cocoa is the only one to use. The rest of the ingredients are easy they consist of whole milk and NESTLE COFFEE-MATE Original Powder Coffee Creamer .Print
World’s Best Hot Chocolate
A cup of rich delicious Hot Chocolate
- 1 cup Whole Milk
- 1/3 cup Ghirardelli Chocolate Sweet Ground Chocolate & Cocoa
- 1 Tablespoon NESTLE COFFEE-MATE Original Powder Coffee Creamer
Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pot whisk together until it comes to a simmer. pour into a cup and enjoy.
Once warm you can kick it up with a shot of your favorite alcohol… Peppermint Schnapps for the holiday feel, Try Kahlúa for that coffee taste, Bailys… the adult mixins are endless.
Follow the link for a list of everything I used to make the Worlds Greatest Cup of Hot Chocolate Tripping Vittles Product list.
Lets talk about toppings
You may be a marshmallow kind of person. That is totally cool!! I love marshmallows but when it comes to cocoa I like whipped cream, homemade with a hint a vanilla! The following is my recipe for vanilla laced whipped cream. It is my perfect topping on cocoa but it is also great on desserts. I use this exact recipe to top my pumpkin cheesecake.Print
Vanilla Laced Whip Cream
A whipped Cream recipe Laced with Vanilla
- 1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 Tablespoon Powdered Sugar( add another if you want it really sweet)
Put all ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat until stiff peaks
put your bowl in the freezer for a few min. before you add ingredients it keeps everything cold and helps form beautiful peaks in the whipped cream.
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Let’s Make the best of winter and drink some Hot Cocoa. Cheers to you and Yours Have a Happy Holiday Season!