Sometimes all you need is a little hot cocoa to warm your soul 🖤
I’m not a fan of ready made (pre mixed) hot chocolate because it tends to be too sweet and just not chocolatey enough for me. I did after all grow up with original cocoa. I remember my grandad used to make me a Luke warm cup- on what was his take on hot chocolate in one of those really tiny tea cups before bed and he’d say this will help you sleep. Up to this day I still believe cocoa will help me sleep 😊
Making hot chocolate using cocoa powder can be a bit tricky, it took a while for me to master getting the right balance between the taste of the chocolate without it being too watery or bitter. I just couldn’t get the richness I needed. So after years of trying I finally mastered the perfect cup of hot cocoa and I’m sharing it with you.
I hope this cocoa brings you as much peace as it did me.
100 mls full cream milk
100 mls boiling water
2 tsp cocoa powder
Handfull of mini marshmallows
I used a 220ml cup so these measurements are to that specification.
I mixed the milk, cocoa and sugar first in the cup and heated it in the microwave for a minute. Doing this allows for the cocoa to cook and brings out the full flavour and richness of the powder.
Add the boiling water to the milk and cocoa blend and stir. Do not fill the cup completely.
Top with two tablespoons of whipped cream, marshmallows and some chocolate bits. Drizzle with melted chocolate and there you have it !!!