|The perfect full bodied Hot Chocolate.|
The only memories of Hot Chocolate I have are of my grandmother making this delicious drink in her very old country kitchen. She still makes it every night, but her recipe is a little different than this one.
Today my mom and I stayed home for a movie night. Soon after the movie started, the need for munchies kicked in. There was nothing sweet in the fridge except for some different kinds of chocolate, milk and marshmallows. Everything went into the same pot!
To be exact about what went into the pot: Nutella, Chocolate Chips, Orange Chocolate Bar, Half & Half, Milk, Vanilla and Marshmallows. Sounds like a lot, but every single ingredient shines in this drink. You can taste every one of them. The Orange Chocolate is so smooth and delicate, it lingers in the background. While the Vanilla gives extra warmth to the flavors. The Nutella leaves a nutty aftertaste in your mouth that is very unexpected for Hot Chocolate.
I tried to come up with the correct amounts for each ingredient, since I didn't really measure anything. I just put everything in one pot and kept adding milk until it reached the right creamy consistency. The final product is thick and creamy, it sticks to the cup.
This recipe is enough for four people (about 3 cups). Add more milk for a lighter texture.
2 tbsp Nutella
1/3 cup Chocolate Chips
4 ounces Orange Chocolate (orange flavored chocolate bar)
1/2 cup Half and Half
1 1/2 cups Milk
1/2 tsp Vanilla
-Put everything except the Vanilla in the same pot and cook over medium heat until the chocolate has melted and you have a thick, rich and creamy chocolate drink.
-Remove from heat and add the Vanilla.
-Serve hot and enjoy!
If you let it cool a bit, it'll thicken even further.
|This is the Vanilla I used for the recipe. Tastes and smells amazing!|