Who can resist a cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter day? I certainly can’t! It is one of my favorite winter treats. In these days of instant gratification it is hard to come by a cup of hot chocolate that isn’t made from a powder, so when I found this recipe in an old cookbook I decided to give it a try. It takes a little longer to make, but it is well worth the effort. The flavor is rich and frothy. Just the way hot chocolate should be.
- Category: Drinks
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, 2 squares
- 1 cup milk
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- cinnamon to taste
- Grate the squares of chocolate and combine with the sugar and salt. In a medium sized sauce pan bring 1/2 cup of water to a boil. Add the chocolate, sugar and salt to the boiling water and boil for about 3 minutes or until the chocolate is melted, stirring constantly.
- Reduce the heat and add the milk and more sugar, if needed to sweeten to taste. Heat through.
- Remove from the stove and stir in the vanilla. Whip with a hand beater until frothy.
- Add a dash of cinnamon to the bottom of the cup before pouring in the hot chocolate.