Hot chocolate is one of the most comforting things you can drink, especially during the winter when the days are short and you crave something warm in your body. However, we feel compelled to say that some hot chocolates are way better than others. You can get away with enjoying the basic instant powder variety, but if you’re trying to elevate your cocoa game, here’s how to make it for real.
Start Off With Real Chocolate
The first thing you need to do is acquire actual dark chocolate. It doesn’t need to be milk chocolate because you’re going to eventually mix it with milk anyway. Make sure the dark chocolate you choose is one that you truly like. Once you’ve got it, break it up into fairly large chunks.
Heating Up The Milk
Next, you’ll want to heat up milk in a small pot over the stove. As the milk starts to get hot, you can begin to start putting the chocolate chunks into the milk. Begin stirring, but don’t expect any result to take shape just yet. As the milk starts to truly reach its hot point, you’ll notice the chocolate melting—so make sure you don’t stop stirring.
As you continue to stir, you’ll finally start to see the milk turn brown. The amount of chocolate chunks will reduce, and you’ll have yourself a real hot cocoa mixture. Keep going until there are no chunks and the entire mixture is brown. And there you have it—you’re all set!