Hot Chocolate

homemade hot chocolate recipe with step by step pictures

I love it when fall strikes and days get colder.

The reason why I love this time of year so much might have something to do with the fact that I suddenly have all the good reasons to indulge myself with sweet mulled wine or hot chocolate.

The best hot beverages ever!

Oh, how I love them!

They are true soul soothers!

 

The following recipe is just delicious.

The taste vastly depends on the kind of chocolate you use. So get the one you really like.

Also, there are different types of chocolate when it comes to its fat content. So remember – the higher the fat content, the more creamy and rich your hot chocolate will be.

So let’s experiment!

homemade hot chocolate recipe with step by step pictures, ingredients

These are the ingredients you will need.

Just this few.

homemade hot chocolate recipe with step by step pictures, break chocolate into smaller chunks, place the chocolate chunks into a heatproof bowl

1. To prepare your own soothing drink, first break the chocolate into smaller chunks.

 

2. Place the chocolate chunks into a heatproof bowl.

homemade hot chocolate recipe with step by step pictures, add the sugar

3. Add the sugar.

homemade hot chocolate recipe with step by step pictures, add the milk

4. Add the milk.

homemade hot chocolate recipe with step by step pictures, place the bowl over a pot of boiling and steaming water, stir until the chocolate melts, keep stirring until the mixture gets hot, nearly boiling

5. And place the bowl over a pot of boiling and steaming water.

 

6. Stir until the chocolate melts. Then keep stirring until the mixture gets hot, nearly boiling.

homemade hot chocolate recipe with step by step pictures, pour the chocolate into two cups and garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and some grated chocolate or a dusting of cocoa powder

7. Pour the chocolate into two cups and garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and some grated chocolate or a dusting of cocoa powder, if desired.

homemade hot chocolate recipe with step by step pictures

And in case someone comes and steals your chocolate shamelessly be really thankful that this recipe yields two mugs.

Enjoy, dear friends!

(This lovely recipe was adapted from Joyofbaking.com.)

26 Responses to Hot Chocolate

  1. 1
    kuby2u says:

    This sounds wonderful!

  2. 2
    KasiaDe says:

    Hi! I read your blog for a while now, and today I’ve subscribed. Funny coincidence – when I got the email with this post I was actually at Joy Of Baking site and there is a new york cheescake from their recipe in my oven just now! :)

  3. 3
    Sue says:

    Now that’s my kind of hot chocolate!

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    Miryam says:

    Beautiful, that is what I need right now, a real cup of hot chocolate and not the prepacked crap!! :-) By the way thanks 4 the camera advise, got it the other day and love, love, love it especially the 50 mm lense….
    http://eatgood4life.blogspot.com/

  6. 6

    Your coco looks so rich and velvety! Perfect on a chilly night like tonight!

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    Doan Ngoc Phung says:

    Love it! :) I love chocolate

  9. 9
    Babygirl says:

    OMG I think I am having a chocolate meltdown right now. I can’t wait to try your method.. LOVE THIS

  10. 10
    lambyknits01 says:

    woo – that looks and sounds rich! what brand of chocolate did you use?

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    JehanP says:

    This looks so good! My fall is 75 degrees so I made the frozen version a few days ago.

  12. 12
    Jennifer says:

    aww, love this. love hot chocolate and LOVE FALL.

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    Happy Cook says:

    Wowo this just looks absloutley delicious. here it is getting colder day by day and i am sure gonna try this.

  14. 14
    Safiyyah says:

    Hi!

    I especially love the shot where you added the sugar. I love the way you could see the action of the sugar from spoon to bowl. Nice work (as usual!).

  15. 15

    Your leading picture is really beautiful. It made me make a cup of hot chocolate instantly.

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    Kristi says:

    I read this earlier this morning, bookmarked the page, thought about it all day, and then came home from work and made it instantly. But, for the sake of being 19 and curious, I added some Nesquik….The results were amazing! It totally tastes like liquid brownies <3 Thanks for the recipe…I'm making the Garlic Knots tomorrow. Thanks again!

  17. 17

    Tis the season for gorgeous hot chocolate. Sounds delish.

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    RieRie says:

    Hi Petra,

    Greetings from indonesia. Yep yep u have reached across the continent. I would like to thanks for ur recipe it always turns out great. N its super easy!. Sometimes i could not find the ingredients here in jakarta. But then i substitute with somethg similiar. I like ur website so much..the step by step pics is really helpful. Thanks petra. :)

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    Shreya says:

    This looks soooooooooooooooooooooooooo divine, so utterly utterly sinfully divine!!

  20. 20
    Divya khan says:

    mmmmm………so yummi………….I <3 thizzzzzzzz

  21. 21
    Divya khan says:

    Hi Shreya

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