I make this at least once a week for a dessert for the family. Powder hot chocolate just doesn't compare!
The photo does make the hot chocolate look thicker than it is. It is a drink and not a melted chocolate sludge.
RECIPE - MAKES 4 TEACUPS
250 gram dark chocolate. We use Whittakers 50% but if you like a less sweet drink go darker!
1 1/2 Cup of full cream milk
1/2 C of cream
Optional add ons:
Stir in white chocolate, or a creamy milk sante bar to add some sweetness.
Whipped cream on top
Chilli for some heat
Marshmellows on top
Melt dark chocolate in microwave. I do 1 minute to start and then 30 second bursts, stirring in between until melted.
In the meanwhile I heat milk and cream together in a saucepan until it is hot but not boiling.
Add the melted chocolate into the hot milk and cream and stir until mixed in. Add optionals if you want.
You can store any unused hot chocolate in the fridge for a few day and reheat when you would like it.