We’re expecting more snow this weekend. What’s better than a mug of great hot chocolate on a snow day? I’ve been working on my own hot chocolate recipe for a while, and it’s finally time to share it.
This hot chocolate recipe is made with wholesome ingredients and tastes much nicer than the packets of hot chocolate I loved as a kid. Whether you’re warming up on the couch or hosting a hot chocolate bar for your friends (check out the variations offered below), I think you’re going to love it.
My favorite hot chocolate is a hybrid between “hot cocoa” (made with cocoa powder, which yields a lighter result since the rich cocoa butter has been removed from the cacao beans) and “hot chocolate” (which is richer since it’s made with chocolate bars, which contain cocoa, sugar and rich cocoa butter).
The combination of the two produces a rich but not overwhelmingly rich hot chocolate with deep chocolate flavor. You can control the intensity of the chocolate flavor by your choice of cocoa powder and, more importantly, your choice of chocolate. I love dark chocolate so that’s what I used.