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How do I make incredible hot chocolate at home?

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upsiedayz Thu 14-Dec-17 11:52:20

What's the secret? What brand do I need? Everytime I make it at home it takes like watery shite.

weeblueberry Thu 14-Dec-17 11:53:33

Green and Blacks hot chocolate, three quarters full fat milk, one quarter cream, squirty cream on top, marshmallows and shaved chocolate.

Yes it's a heart attack in a cup but it tastes amazing.

ShowMePotatoSalad Thu 14-Dec-17 11:56:01

You're not using instant are you? You need something that's not instant. If you get a drinking chocolate powder that you add hot milk too it's so much better.

IrkThePurist Thu 14-Dec-17 11:56:05

Add half a teaspoon of cocoa powder to your favourite instant and whisk it in, then if its not enough drop in a square of chocolate.

amusedbush Thu 14-Dec-17 11:56:25

Add a shit tonne of Bailey's. Have three and then you won't care about the chocolate so much grin

NeverHadANickname Thu 14-Dec-17 11:57:59

I use half chocolate Ovaltine and half a cheap but dark hot chocolate powder with full fat milk. Thickens up nicely in the pan.

DancingHouse Thu 14-Dec-17 12:59:21

Don't use powder at all. Get a bar of your favorite chocolate 50-100g depending on how rich and gluttonous you are feeling and grate into a pan with a cup of milk and/or cream and warm slowly on low heat.

AppleKatie Thu 14-Dec-17 13:02:15

Chocolate vodka
Whip up the milk in a saucepan as it’s heating

PurplePillowCase Thu 14-Dec-17 13:04:41

2tbs pure cocoa powder
1 banana
1 tbs honey
300ml hot milk

blend in liquidiser

CannotEvenThink Thu 14-Dec-17 13:09:13

Whisk your fave chocolate into milk. Add horlicks for a more malty drunk.

For a seriously sweet drink melt a good couple of spoons of nutella into milk.

IHaveACuntingPlan Thu 14-Dec-17 13:12:08

Heat up and whisk a half/half mixture of cream and milk.
Add grated or finely chopped chocolate to the heated liquid and stir until it has completely melted, then whisk again.
Pour into your cup and top with squirty or whipped cream and those mini marshmallows.

upsiedayz Thu 14-Dec-17 13:13:10

Thanks, I think I'll have to give all of these a go grin

poorbuthappy Thu 14-Dec-17 13:14:46

I 2nd the baileys addition.

SilverySurfer Thu 14-Dec-17 13:30:49

The best I've found is Charbonnel et Wallker - its fab.

NoStraightEdges Thu 14-Dec-17 13:32:25

My favourite instant one is the clipper one-it actually says 'a cuddle in a cup' and they're right!

NeverHadANickname Thu 14-Dec-17 14:29:00

Ooh yes baileys. And also using proper chocolate. I actually quite like a hot chocolate made with a Mars bar

amusedbush Thu 14-Dec-17 14:33:09

I may or may not have had a Bailey's hot chocolate and a mince pie for dinner on Sunday night blush

QueenOfAccidentalDeathStares Thu 14-Dec-17 14:45:40

with a square of 90% dark chocolate to reduce some of the sweetness

QueenOfAccidentalDeathStares Thu 14-Dec-17 14:50:22

I am also debating trying adding a splash of amaretto to the mix....

TheKnackeredChef Thu 14-Dec-17 14:53:48

I use half normal milk and half evaporated. It's flipping gorgeous.

4forksake Thu 14-Dec-17 15:08:20

For a seriously sweet drink melt a good couple of spoons of nutella into milk.

Tell me more. DS love Nutella & would love this. Is it just Nutella, no choc powder? And roughly how many spoons (tea/dessert/table?) of Nutella?

BulletFox Thu 14-Dec-17 16:21:47

Best one I've ever had is green and black's maya gold chocolate bar melted with full fat milk. Sugar if you want.

It's spicy, orangey, chocolatey, milky and hot

IHeartKingThistle Thu 14-Dec-17 16:23:59

Slow cooker hot chocolate for parties is ace. It's something like a whole tin of drinking chocolate, 4 pints of milk, a whole tub of single cream and a whole jar of nutella. Slow cook for 2 hours.

rubberducker Thu 14-Dec-17 16:27:29

Hotel Chocolat do one that is amazing! I had one last night with a big glug of baileys and lots of cream and grated chocolate on top - heaven!

OddMollie Thu 14-Dec-17 16:34:47

If you melt a few marshmallows into the hot milk with the chocolate and whisk with one of those battery operated frother things that you pick up in Ikea and then forget at the back of the drawer it makes it really, really thick and velvety.

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