Homemade hot chocolate is a delicious and decadent drink for the holiday season. Make it for Christmas morning brunch!
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Homemade Hot Chocolate

Homemade hot chocolate is a delicious and decadent drink for the holiday season. Make it for Christmas morning brunch!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Traditional
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon fine caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom optional
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cacao powder
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate roughly chopped
  • 1 ounces milk or white chocolate roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cream optional
  • Your favourite toppings: Chocolate shavings whipped cream, marshmallows...

Instructions

  • Warm the milk: Mix the milk, sugar, vanilla extract and spices in a medium saucepan. Gently warm over medium heat until steaming and hot all the way through.
  • Thicken the liquid: Add the cacao powder and cornstarch to a small bowl and add a splash of cold milk. Mix very well, then pour into the saucepan and simmer, whisking well, for 3-4 minutes or until thickened.
  • Melt in the chocolate: Take the pan off the heat and add the chocolate and cream. Let it melt, stir until well combined and serve hot with your favourite toppings.