i tried this recipe for the first time 3 months ago [it’s been 3 months since august…? :-( ]. i’d ordered chocolat off amazon, and started craving hot cocoa, while watching juliette binoche predict everyone’s favorite chocolate… and then, pouring these incredible mugs of chocolate.
it wasn’t hot cocoa. it was drinking chocolate. real “hot chocolate.” and then i started googling. it’s actually insanely easy to make. and arguably, doesn’t coincide with me trying to take care of myself more, feel healthier, watch portions, etc. i don’t like a treat without some volume. but this dessert is so blissful and creamy and chocolate, my serving size was awesome, and i sipped for a while.
it is as simple as the following.
1 oz good dark chocolate. you don’t have to buy belgian-whatever, but get a bar that’s dark and delicious, with few ingredients, and a high percent. i got a ghirardelli 60% cocoa — “evening delight,” i think.
4 oz 2% milk. i’ve only been drinking soymilk recently, and cannot get off EP’s case to stop drinking so much dang whole milk. but i’ve discovered that i really like 2% in my coffee in the morning, and he will compromise sometimes and drink it. this is what i used this time, and i was so impressed with how much satisfaction i got out of 1/2 a cup of anything for dessert. [i’m going to try it with my unsweetened organic soymilk soon.]
in august with chocolat, i was lazy, and used the microwave. it was delicious, but it wasn’t exactly smooth. this time, i used the stove, and did this…
stir the milk on the stove until it’s warm. don’t let it boil. get your chocolate into shavings. just take a knife to it until it’s little bits [small chunks + impatience work fine]. add to the milk, and stir until combined.
add a little pinch of salt while cooking, a splash of vanilla. and a tsp of sugar. i doubled the recipe for EP and me, and he added a coating of mini marshmallows.
this accompanied a bowl of oat bran [i forgot about oat bran for so long!], with a piece of chocolate and pb2, for dinner friday night. ;-)