Hot chocolate is the best food item to feast upon in winter season. It is healthy, easy to make and tasty due to the availability of different flavors. The good thing about homemade hot chocolate recipes is that they are easy to customize. Users can prepare them as to their ease and as to their taste. Briefly, there are no hard rules for making a chocolate recipe that conforms to the cultural standards; it is just a matter of what may appease someone’s taste buds.
Check out these simple ideas to make hot chocolate recipes at home this winter.
1. Simple Hot Chocolate
Before, coming to the actual method, let’s have a look at general ingredients required in the process.
It doesn’t matter how much customization one may do with some hot chocolate dish, general ingredients mentioned in the following list are very few and easily available.
Here is the list
- Cocoa Powder
- Granulated Sugar
- Skimmed Evaporated Milk
2. Making Simple Hot Chocolate
For one serving, 1tbsp. (table spoon) of cocoa powder, 1tbsp of sugar, ¾ cup of water and 2/3 cup of skimmed milk evaporated milk is enough.
Follow these steps for a simple recipe.
- Mix the cocoa powder and sugar together for a perfect blend.
- Add 2/3 cup of hot water and blend the ingredients together.
- Now add warm skimmed milk to the mixture and stir thoroughly till you get the perfect finish.
Note: For getting warm water and milk, one can heat them up for one minute, using the microwave.
3. Hot Chocolate Mix
This recipe is more delicious and as well as nutritious. Those who eat chocolate as comfort food to satiate their cravings, must consider this procedure.
Here you need following ingredients.
- ¼ cup of cocoa
- 1tbsp. table salt
- ½ cup of sugar
- One full cup of milk for one serving
4. Follow these steps for making Hot Chocolate Mix.
- First of all blend cocoa, table salt, and sugar and keep the mixture in an airtight container.
- Now add the cup of warm skimmed milk and blend the mix to get the finished product.
Note: Use a microwave to boil the milk. For more than one servings, it is alright to use a saucepan and boil mixture on the stove rather than a microwave.
Using flavors in Hot Chocolate Recipes
As mentioned above, hot chocolate recipes are customizable. One can add every kind of taste like vanilla, strawberry or other such. For a healthy hot chocolate serving, it is good to add berries as they are a rich source of anti-oxidants. Those who consider granulated sugar unhealthy can also try honey or brown sugar as well. Further, there is no harm in using chocolate chips or crushed chocolate bars in place of cocoa powder.