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How To Make Hot Chocolate From Scratch

Watch more How to Make Nonalcoholic Drink Recipes videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to make homemade hot chocolate with the recipe in this food video from Howcast. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Chop the chocolate Finely chop or grate the chocolate. Set aside about two teaspoons for later. Use whatever chocolate you like—bittersweet, semisweet, unsweetened, milk chocolate, or a combination thereof. Tip Some chocolates now label the cacao percentage, which is the portion of the chocolate that comes directly from the cacao bean. In general, the more the cacao, the less sweet the chocolate. Step 2: Beat the cream and sugar Combine the cream and sugar in a bowl, and beat with an electric mixer until it forms stiff peaks. Set aside. Step 3: Heat the milk and chocolate Place the milk and the chopped chocolate in a medium saucepan over medium heat until the chocolate is melted and the mixture comes to a simmer. Tip Spice it up with a few drops of peppermint oil or vanilla extract, a pinch of ground cinnamon or red chili powder, or the zest of half an orange. Step 4: Top it off Divide the mixture between two mugs, top with a dollop of whipped cream, and sprinkle on the reserved chocolate. Step 5: Liquor it up To add a little kick, consider slipping in a jigger of coconut rum, peppermint schnapps, or orange or coffee-flavored liqueur. Did You Know? In the early 19th century, hot chocolate was a beverage reserved for the privileged classes.
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