Just as the cold weather and winter blues seems to be sticking around these days, here is a hot chocolate recipe to sweeten and warm you up. This hot chocolate has a slightly thick consistency, but not as thick as sipping chocolate. In this recipe I use Taza Chocolate’s Guajillo Chili chocolate Mexicano discs to give an extra kick to fight the cold.
1 cup of half and half
2.7 oz of chocolate (Recommended: Taza Chocolate, Chocolate Mexicano discs, any flavor)
1- Chop the chocolate into small pieces and place them into a bowl. This will help the chocolate melt easier with the milk since there is more surface area.
3- Pour the steamed milk into the bowl containing the chopped up chocolate. Let the mixture rest for about one to two minutes to allow the chocolate to melt.
4- Using a whisk, mix the chocolate with the half and half until uniform.
5- Return the mixture to the pot and continue to heat at low heat for about five minutes.
6- Serve the hot chocolate in mugs or mason jars. If desired, add whipped cream and chocolate shavings on top.