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How to Make Italian Hot Chocolate


Italian Hot Chocolate - bellaimento.com

Italian Hot Chocolate – bellaimento.com

How to Make Italian Hot Chocolate

http://www.bellalimento.com

4 ounces bittersweet chocolate 70% or higher

1 1/2 cups whole milk

2 tablespoons sugar

2 teaspoons corn starch

What To Do:

Into a saucepan over LOW heat add chocolate and a smidge of milk. Stir with a wooden spoon until melted.

SLOWLY add remaining milk until it’s well combined. Add sugar. Mix to combine. Whisk in corn starch.

Continue cooking over LOW heat until it becomes thick, creamy and coats the back of the wooden spoon.

Hot Chocolate Lavender


Lavender Hot Choclate - AnaHelenaCampbell.com

Lavender Hot Choclate – AnaHelenaCampbell.com

Hot Chocolate Lavender

http://www.anahelenacampbell.com/lavender-hot-chocolate/

Adapted from Une deux senses

2 cups whole milk

3/4 cup dark chocolate (70% cacao)

1/3 cup of chocolate milk

1/2 tsp. lavender buds

Note: it is important to use a good quality dark chocolate

Whipping Cream

1/2 cup cold heavy whipping cream

1/2 tbs sugar

Directions

Heat milk in a sauce pan in medium heat. You want it hot but don’t boil it

Add lavender buds in the milk (use a tea ball if you have one).  Let the lavender steep for 3 minutes  or more time if you desire a stronger lavender taste

Strain lavender and add the chocolate milk. Heat a little longer if necessary

Add the chocolate. Milk has to be hot enough to melt the chocolate

Whisk the milk and chocolate for a frothy consistency

Pour into your desired mug and add the cream

Vegan Mexican Hot Chocolate


MEXICAN-HOT-CHOCOLATE-the-minimalist-baker

MEXICAN-HOT-CHOCOLATE-the-minimalist-baker

Vegan Mexican Hot Chocolate

http://minimalistbaker.com/mexican-hot-chocolate-with-coconut-whipped-cream/

Prep time 5 mins

Cook time 5 mins

Total time 10 mins

 

Sweet and slightly spiced Mexican Hot Chocolate with cool, creamy coconut whipped cream.

Serves: 2

Ingredients

2 cups non-dairy milk (I used ½ full fat coconut milk ½ vanilla almond milk)

3 heaping Tbsp cocoa powder, or more for intense chocolate flavor

2-3 Tbsp sugar, depending on your taste

½ tsp cinnamon (I recommend Vietnamese as its sweeter)

¼ tsp each nutmeg and cayenne

½ tsp vanilla extract (optional)

pinch salt (optional)

Instructions

In a small saucepan, bring milk to a low simmer over medium heat.

Add cocoa powder, sugar, salt, vanilla and spices and whisk vigorously to combine.

Serve warm with coconut (or regular) whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup.

Coconut Whipped Cream

Prep time 1 hour

Total time 1 hour

 

A vegan alternative to traditional whipped cream.

Author: Minimalist Baker

Recipe type: Dessert

Serves: 4

Ingredients

½ can full fat coconut milk

¼ cup powdered sugar (Caster sugar)

½ tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

Place your coconut milk in the fridge overnight or in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour. Upon removal, be careful NOT to shake the can as you want the cream to remain separated from the liquid.

Open the can and scoop the top layer of cream into a chilled mixing bowl. Whip on medium-high until soft peaks form. (Add a dash of the remaining coconut liquid if it’s too thick.)

Add powdered sugar and vanilla and whip again to combine. Taste and adjust flavor/sweetness accordingly. Serve with hot cocoa and reserve the rest in an airtight container in the fridge for later use. Should keep for several days.