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How To Make The Best Hot Chocolate Ever

There’s one secret to making the best hot chocolate in the world and guess what it is.

The secret is to use really great chocolate, obviously. What were you thinking?

This recipe will show you step-by-step how to make life-changing hot chocolate from scratch. Take note though, this makes very rich and thick hot chocolate, so feel free to increase the amount of milk used if you cannot handle such greatness.

**Recipe makes 4 servings.

Hot chocolate. Photo: Bon Appetit


What you’ll need

  • 1 cup heavy cream, chilled (for the whipped cream)
  • 2 cups whole milk (or 3 if you want it slightly thinner)
  • 1/2 milk powder
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup 60% dark chocolate, chopped or in disks

How to make hot chocolate

  1. Pour the heavy cream into a medium mixing bowl and put it in the freezer for 5 minutes (If you don’t have room for the bowl, just put the heavy cream in the freezer.)
  2. Take the mixing bowl of whipped cream out of the freezer and whisk with a large whisk until soft peaks form.
  3. Bring milk to a boil in a medium pan or pot over medium-high heat. Lower the heat to medium then add the chocolate, whisking vigorously until the chocolate is completely melted.
  4. Add the milk powder and cornstarch, still whisking, until everything is dissolved and the mixture is smooth and thick.
  5. To serve, divide the hot chocolate among four mugs or glasses, then garnish each with a large dollop of whipped cream.

Enjoy your chocolatey greatness!

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