Glenn makes the BEST hot
chocolate. I mean this stuff is addictive! It is a happy, happy morning indeed that starts with his fabulous
The difference between hot chocolate and hot cocoa is that the
hot chocolate actually has melted chocolate in it, where cocoa uses cocoa powder. We have a great cocoa recipe that
we will post at a later point, but Glenn made hot chocolate on a cool morning this week and I just had to share the
recipe so you all can enjoy it, too! So the next cold morning, plan ahead a little so you have time to make this.
It doesn’t take very long and is so worth the effort.
Use a high quality chocolate, one that you would eat by
itself, to make your hot chocolate. We prefer milk chocolate, but if you prefer dark chocolate you can use it for
When heating the milk for the hot chocolate, be sure that the
milk is not allowed to boil. We use 1% milk at our house, but you can use anything from skim to whole milk or even
a little bit of cream added to the milk. Anything with more butterfat will make the hot chocolate taste “thicker”
and richer. With a really good chocolate, we still end up with a rich and wonderful cup o’ goodness without a lot
of extra fat when we use the 1% milk.
I have to add this final thought even though Glenn doesn’t
really agree. Hot chocolate is great for dunking! I especially love dunking hot buttered toast. I recently
discovered, much to Glenn’s dismay, that day-old chocolate donuts soften up really nicely when dunked in hot
chocolate. The trick to dunking is to only dunk enough of whatever goes into the drink for one bite at a time so it
doesn’t get too soggy. Oh my, it is sooo good!