October 17, 2012

{SavourTheSeason} Day 17: Hot Chocolate from Scratch


In our house, my husband is the maker of the hot cocoa.  I've never done it. Not even once.  I'm sure I could do it, it's simple enough.  But I enjoy it when my sweet husband takes to the kitchen to make us hot chocolate and popcorn for our cozy cuddle-under-a-blankie movie nights.

So today I'm going to let him show you how to make your own easy and delicious homemade hot chocolate.  I will just play the role of fearless reporter; taking pictures, typing out the recipe, and savouring the delicious consequences of this blog post!

In a medium sized pot over high heat, heat  to boiling
  • 3 Tbsp of water
Turn heat down to medium and add
  • 6 Tbsp of sugar
  • 3 Tbsp of cocoa
  • a dash of salt
  • a splash of vanilla extract
Mix well with a whisk until thoroughly combined.



 Add
  •   1 3/4 cups of milk

Heat, stirring regularly, until very hot but not boiling.

Split 1/4 cup of table cream between two mugs.


Pour chocolate mixture over cream and enjoy.



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20 comments:

  1. Love that top photo! The salty popcorn with sweet homemade hot chocolate! I can't think of anything better for an evening snack with my honey! Thanks for sharing your family recipe.

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  2. I have to try this way! I've always done it with chocolate chips meant for it, dissolved directly on the milk, but yours sounds like it is more versatile.

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  3. How easy is that! Mmmm I love warming up to hot chocolate :)

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  4. What is the American equivalent of "table cream?" Half and half? Heavy cream. I make scratch hot chocolate, but I have never added cream. It sounds delicious!

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    1. Table cream is standard coffee cream around here. It's 18% cream. I'm sure you could use half and half instead. :)

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  5. Can't wait to try this out. And the shot of the carton of cream from Reid's brings back great memories of going to Reid's dairy in Belleville when I go visit my mom's side of the family. We don't have Reid's out west. Thanks for the warm fuzzies on a very blustery Alberta morning.

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  6. I've never thought about pouring over cream. Oh my! Now I am all excited and must go get the cream to make some tonight. A million thanks to your sweet husband for sharing this sweet drink.

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  7. YUM! I have a good home-made instant recipe, but this looks so much better! Thank you for sharing :) Do you watch movies on your computer or do you have a TV that is for movie-watching only? Have a good week!
    -Sandy

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    1. Hi Sandy! We watch movies on our computer. :)

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  8. Just made this for my son after school today. We love it! I made a mocha with mine and whipped the cream and poured on top for his. Added mini marshmallows to both :-)

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  9. Oh my goodness. I'm in bed ready to go to sleep but now I REALLY want some hot chocolate. This looks SOOOO good.

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  10. Waaaait a moment...I thought you didn't own a wisk anymore! ;-) Nothin' like everyone knowing your business, ha!

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    1. You're right!...When we were purging the kitchen we kept one but then I broke it so we used a fork for a while. And then we found one at a thrift store. So now we have one again. :)

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  11. What kind of cocoa? Baking cocoa?

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  12. Anyway we can get a printable version? Or did I miss a link somewhere?

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  13. Kelly, I LOVE your dinner wear pattern. Would you mind sharing what the pattern is and where it's from?

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    1. Sorry Elizabeth....all I know is that I bought them at Canadian Tire (A Canadian hardware type store that sells housewares as well) several years ago.

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  14. I just made this for my boys minus the cream and some of the sugar, and I got rave reviews. Thanks!

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