Monday, December 7, 2009

Perfect Hot Chocolate

from Martha Stewart
This was the first home made hot chocolate recipe I've tried, so if you have a terrific recipe, go ahead and post it, but I really enjoyed this one. Additionally, I will never again go a year w/o Hatsuho's peppermint + candycane marshmallow recipe. They are perfect for hot chocolate!
10 ounces best-quality bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
2 quarts milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Combine chocolate and milk in a large saucepan over medium heat. Whisk until chocolate is melted and milk is very hot and frothy, about 20 minutes.

Remove from heat. Add vanilla; pour into a blender, filling halfway. Blend, holding lid in place (the hot liquid will expand), until frothy. Serve immediately. Blend remaining milk-and-chocolate mixture.


H.Cook said...

the star shape is super-cute!!!

Dave, Loralee, Emma, & Bree said...

amen on hatsuho's peppermint marshmallows. I made them, cut them into stars, then dipped one side in chocolate. then I made WHITE hot chocolate (recipe from and had the dark star showing in the white hot chocolate. TO DIE FOR. and the marshmallow melting into the hot chocolate made the PERFECT combination.