Once you learn how to make homemade hot chocolate, you will never buy the powdery mix again. Homemade hot chocolate is thicker, creamier, and far more luxurious than anything you’ve ever tasted!
Christmas is all about cherished memories and making the season special for your loved ones. What could possibly be more special than cozzying up around the fire with that special someone and handing them a nice warm mug of hot chocolate with undissolved particles of powder still floating on top?
Because what better way is there to say, “I’d do anything for you… except make you a proper cup of hot chocolate, or bring out the trash, or visit your mothers, or…”. You get the gist.
However, if this Christmas season you long for something better, let me show you how to make homemade hot chocolate! My hot chocolate recipe is rich, creamy, and luxurious. Yes, it is a little more work than your shake & bake coco, but the results are worth it.
A proper mug of homemade hot chocolate is the perfect special treat to accent any memorable occasion.
The secret ingredient in this homemade hot chocolate is egg yolk. (Don’t worry, it gets cooked) Egg yolk adds a delectably thick and creamy mouthfeel to the drink that really lets you know this is not your ordinary hot chocolate. The recipe calls for whisking the egg yolk in a pan. If you are using nonstick cookware I recommend using a Silicone Whisk to prevent scratching your cookware. They are cheap enough that there is no reason not to keep them on hand.
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How to Make Homemade Hot Chocolate
- 1 cup milk, divided
- 2 oz semisweet chocolate
- 1 egg yolk
- Optional: Brandy
- Heat 1/4 cup of the milk and chocolate on low in a sauce pan and whisk to thoroughly combine.
- In separate pan heated on low whisk the egg yolk until smooth and heated, being careful not to curdle.
- Slowly add chocolate mixture by the spoonful into the yolk while whisking continually. Add the remaining milk and heat to temperature.
- Add brandy to a mug, if desired, and add hot chocolate. Top with marshmallows.
- Scale this recipe as needed to yield more servings.
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