My neighbor mentioned earlier that she was making chili, because well it’s November and time to make such recipes, however you’d not know it here in Charleston due to the 70 degree days (Not complaining! Not complaining at all!).
Then it occurred to me that, “Oh, it’s also time for Hot Chocolate!” so I quickly pulled out my recipe and ingredients and well, here’s what happened…
This is generally how it goes in my kitchen, which looks a little something like this “Oh, I have pumpkin and wait I have chocolate… Let’s making Pumpkin Brownies!” only to later be followed by “We’re having Steak Salad (which has like 3 ingredients) for dinner, but I have little bit of mayo left, some soy sauce and some brown rice which means I could make Korean BBQ Yum Yum Bowls! Yes!” And then off I go to make a mess of the kitchen.
See how a seemingly easy dinner can turn into an extravagant cooking affair…
Well, what’s not extravagant is this recipe for Classic Homemade Hot Chocolate, and if you’re having a lightbulb-I-should-make-this kind of moment then I’m willing to bet you have most of the ingredients already.
- 4 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
- 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
- 3 tablespoons Brown Sugar
- 4 cups Whole Milk
- 6 ounces Bittersweet Chocolate chopped
- 1/8 teaspoon Salt
- 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
- Melt the Butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the Cocoa Powder and Brown Sugar and combine using a whisk. Slowly pour in the Milk while continuing to whisk the mixture. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat and then reduce to low.
- Stir in Chocolate and Salt. Continue stirring until chocolate is completely melted. Remove from heat and add in the Vanilla.