January 10, 2013

Chocolat Chaud

Sometimes the weather looks like this:

And when it does, I give you permission to make hot chocolate. But only if you make it from scratch and abandon Swiss Miss and Nesquik.

Chocolat Chaud
adapted from Family Bites

1 1/2 cups cold whole milk
1/2 cup water
1-2 tablespoons sugar or honey (optional)
3 oz. dark chocolate, chopped

Combine the milk, water and sugar in a saucepan and heat it just until it comes to a boil. Remove the pot from the stove, add the chocolate and allow it to sit until the chocolate is melted, stirring occasionally.

Using an immersion blender, aerate the milk until it's thick and foamy.

Pour into bowls and serve hot.


Suzanne said...

Great minds! We've been doing hot cocoa after snowball fights. Of course, Ours came from Costco....

krhjohns said...

Or maple syrup as the sweetener (better than honey for me)....I know you have that in your kitchen!