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Updated on September 8, 2014

Hot Chocolate with Love and Marshmallows

This homely Hot Chocolate poster with earthy chocolate through to slate tones would suit a room with neutral tones
This homely Hot Chocolate poster with earthy chocolate through to slate tones would suit a room with neutral tones | Source

Warm Yourself With the Ultimate Hot Chocolate

I don't know about you but for me when it's cold outside there's nothing better than curling up in front of the fire with a big mug of your favourite hot chocolate. And for something so warming and cosy, so luxurious and satisfying they are very simple to make. So get your jammies on, slip your toes into some warm socks and lets go make some hot chocolate.

Chocolate originates from South America so many of the truly great hot chocolate concoctions come from those countries. There are some surprising additional ingredients which add extra warmth to an already huge hug!

For The Best Hot Chocolate

How To Make The Ultimate Hot Chocolate

Start With Really Good Chocolate

Making the Ultimate Hot Chocolate is actually really easy to do. All you need is some milk and some really good dark chocolate. Warm the milk gently. Allow about 250 millilitres per person (that’s around 8 1/2 fluid ounces). Add around 25-30 grams (around an ounce) chopped dark chocolate and stir until it has melted into the milk. To make it the ULTIMATE Hot Chocolate you now have to add the secret ingredient and that is entirely up to you! Sweeten it with sugar, honey, syrup. Add a pinch of cinnamon or even chilli.

The Bialetti Hot Chocolate Maker for A Really Easy Brew

Bialetti Hot Chocolate Maker & Milk Frother
Bialetti Hot Chocolate Maker & Milk Frother

For some the best hot chocolate is made from scratch using authentic ingredients, for others the only way to get a good hot chocolate is to go out for one. And then there are those who want the real thing at home but prefer to remove the uncertainty and just want to ensure a really good chocolate every time without the hassle. And that’s where the Bialetti comes in.

Making four 8oz cups from chocolate shavings, drinking chocolate or cocoa the Bialetti Hot Chocolate maker melts and mixes the chocolate brew to the perfect drinking temperature.

 

Simplifying Hot Chocolate Making

For those who want it simple and on tap this will give you hot chocolate when you want it

If you love hot chocolate but just can't be bothered standing over a stove to wait for it here's your answer. Set it and come back when it's ready. Simple!

Don't just use it to blend, heat and whip hot chocolate recipes! Use it also for a variety of other hot beverages such as cappuccino, lattes, café mochas and more.

A Steaming Pot of Hot Chocolate

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More Tips For Your Ultimate Hot Chocolate

Add some extra spice to make it something exotic

* Instead of milk use espresso coffee to melt the chocolate in then top with whipped cream

* Halve the milk and use an equal amount of cream. Heat with a pinch each of ground cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg and a slice of orange peel. Strain before adding white chocolate instead of dark and half a cup of Grand Marnier. Serve sprinkled with grated orange rind and grated dark chocolate.

* Use milk and white chocolate and add a tablespoon of hazelnut syrup.

* Add a cinnamon stick to the milk while it warms. Remove before adding chocolate.

* Use Lindt Excellence Chilli Dark chocolate in place of regular dark chocolate

* Use Peppermint dark chocolate in place of regular dark chocolate

A Mug For Your Hot Chocolate

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"Do Not Disturb - Hot Chocolate in Progress"Alphonse (Alfons) Mucha Chocolat Ideal Coffee Mug by ArtNouveauDaz
"Do Not Disturb - Hot Chocolate in Progress"
"Do Not Disturb - Hot Chocolate in Progress" | Source
Alphonse (Alfons) Mucha Chocolat Ideal Coffee Mug by ArtNouveauDaz
Alphonse (Alfons) Mucha Chocolat Ideal Coffee Mug by ArtNouveauDaz | Source

Decadent Hot Chocolate Two Ways

© 2014 Lynne Schroeder

How Do You Like Your Chocolate? What is the secret to your ultimate hot chocolate?

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      Lynne Schroeder 2 years ago from Blue Mountains Australia

      Mmm yes! Very rich though

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      Treasures By Brenda 3 years ago from Canada

      I love my hot chocolate with Baileys!

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      Lynne Schroeder 3 years ago from Blue Mountains Australia

      The video is a terrible tease I know

    • Elle-Dee-Esse profile image
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      Lynne Schroeder 3 years ago from Blue Mountains Australia

      Me too! Just like a hot Jaffa

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      Andrew Smith 3 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Great job with the Amazon modules and video! I enjoyed browsing this Hub, and now I really want some hot chocolate. Settling for coffee for the time being.

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      Carolan Ross 3 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      LOVE the idea of adding Grand Marnier to hot chocolate.