Saturday, 7 January 2017

A Delicious Hot Chocolate Ideal For Reading On Cold Nights

Hot chocolate, blankets and great books give you everything you need for an amazing night of literary indulgence. There's something about snuggling up with a hot chocolate that makes you feel super cosy, warm and safe. So when I found this yummy recipe in A Winter's Wish I just had to share it with you all!
Since trying the recipe out it has become my staple hot chocolate routine and despite the slight more faffiness than hot water into instant ... it is completely worth the process. If you love something sweet and utterly delicious you will love this hot chocolate!

You will need:
1/4 cup of cold water
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups milk
Vanilla extract
Whipped cream to top
How To Make It
Before jumping into the how to, I just want to point out that all the measurements are in cups, since I don't have this kind of measuring equipment at my disposal I just guessed .... but at a sensible amount. One alteration I did make is to only add 1 tablespoon of sugar and cocoa as my pregnancy doesn't allow me to stomach rich tastes. But even at this reduced allowance I thoroughly enjoyed the drink and was definitely sweet enough.
  1. To begin making your amazing hot chocolate add the cocoa powder ( I used Bourneville as unsweetened is best ), cold water ( a mouthful or two worth if you're guessing like me ) and sugar into a microwavable container and mix.
  2. Put the mixture into the microwave for around 30 seconds so that the solution is hot.
  3. Give your heated mixture another stir so that all contents are definitely mixed thoroughly, then add the milk straight into the mix and heat again for a minute in the microwave.
  4. Caution, the container may be a bit warm. Remove the contents from the microwave and add the vanilla extract ( or vanilla coffee syrup as I used ) before pouring the entire mixture into your chosen mug.
  5. Add a load of whipped cream onto the top and add sprinkles or marshmallows if desired.
  6. Enjoy!

This recipe was taken from A Winter's Wish by Alice Ross. Have you tried it yet? 


Related post - read my book review of A Winter's Wish.

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