Homemade Hot Chocolate

Posted on Posted in American (USA), British, Desserts

Everyone loves chocolate! So your very own unique homemade chocolate recipe that you’ve created and lovingly decorated is sure to be a hit this year.

You’d be surprised just how easy it can be to create some wonderful chocolate recipes, and once you’ve gifted them and seen the reaction, you’ll wonder what you ever saw in the store-bought varieties.

Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:

For the whipped cream:
  • 3/4 cup very cold Whipping cream (In America called – heavy cream)
  • 1/2 cup Marshmallow Fluff
  • 2 tablespoons almond-flavored liqueur (such as amaretto), or 1/4 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
For the chocolate:
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 14-ounce can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons good-quality unsweetened cocoa powder (such as Valrhona or Ghirardelli), plus more for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup good-quality bittersweet chocolate chips (such as Callebaut or Ghirardelli)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut, lightly toasted

Directions:

Make the whipped cream: Combine the heavy cream, Fluff, almond liqueur and vanilla in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment; whip until soft peaks form.

Make the hot chocolate: Combine the whole milk and coconut milk in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Whisk in the cocoa powder, brown sugar, chocolate chips, vanilla and salt; cook, whisking constantly, until the sugar and chocolate melt and the mixture is smooth and thick, about 5 minutes.

Divide the hot chocolate among mugs and top with a large dollop of the whipped cream. Dust with cocoa powder and garnish with toasted coconut.

Hot Chocolate

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