Max Loves… Hot Chocolate
Nothing beats the winter blues like a delicious frothy hot chocolate and lately at Max HO we have been nipping to our local cafe more than a couple of times a week to grab ourselves one of these delicious beverages.
We found this classic albeit rather indulgent recipe that would be sure to cure any chocolate cravings!
- 2 cups (480 ml) milk
- 3 ounces (90 grams) semisweet chocolate, chopped
- 1 ounce (30 grams) milk chocolate, chopped
- 1 teaspoon white sugar, or to taste (optional)
Place the milk, semisweet chocolate, milk chocolate, and sugar (if using), in a saucepan over medium heat and whisk periodically until the mixture just reaches the boiling point. Remove from heat and if more foam is desired, use a wire whisk or hand held immersion blender to whip the hot chocolate.
- 1/2 cup (120 ml) cold heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 tablespoon (15 grams) granulated white sugar
- Grated chocolate or cocoa powder
In your mixing bowl, place the whipping cream, vanilla extract, and sugar and stir to combine. If you have time, cover and chill the bowl and wire whisk in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. When chilled, beat the mixture until stiff peaks form.
Pour the hot chocolate into cups and place a dollop of whipped cream on top, yum!
If you’re up for some experimenting check out this great collection of recipes for 10 different variations of hot chocolate on the Chow blog – some we would have never thought of, but will be sure to try!
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