Thursday, November 11, 2010

Rich and Thick Hot Chocolate

When it's cold outside I have a SMALL obsession with homemade hot chocolate.  I haven't had hot chocolate in packets since I was probably 17 and even then I used to use milk instead of water.  My senior year in high school I lived with my grandparents and my grandfather would make a batch of hot chocolate made out of cocoa, the recipe that is on the side of the cocoa, and he would put it in a pitcher and I could heat me up a cup at a time whenever I wanted it.  I kept doing this for many years and last year I found this recipe, so this will be my 2nd winter with it.  Also I have substituted some of the milk for cream and it didn't really change the taste so I don't think it's worth the extra calories, do it if you wish but to  me it's not worth it.

Rich and Thick Hot Chocolate
1 cup water
2 squares  Baker's Unsweetened Chocolate
1/2 cup sugar
3 cups  milk
1 tsp. vanilla
In a medium saucepan cook water and chocolate on medium heat until melted.  Stir constantly.  Add sugar and bring to boil.  Add milk and continue stirring constantly.  Turn down heat and add vanilla, continue stirring until heated through.  *You can also pour the mixture in a pitcher and heat up one glass at a time and store in the refrigerator for a couple of days.  I don't have the patience to let the stove heat it so I always heat it in the microwave once I had the vanilla!
Adapted from Kraft Foods.

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