It’s not that I don’t like or appreciate a good cup of hot chocolate, but rarely do I indulge. There never seems to be a good time for it! In the mornings it’s all about coffee.
Mid-afternoon, a cup of Earl Grey:
and at bedtime, a herbal tea:
I watched the torrent of rain coming down outside my window. The accompanying thunder and lightning was unsettling and I thought it best not to turn on the computer.
I became restless; wanted something. But what? How about a cup of warming, soothing hot chocolate?
I rummaged around in the pantry and found this:
I’ve never made hot chocolate with this but felt adventurous. Why not?
I melted the last block (1 ounce) left in the package, added a small amount of milk to finish the melting in the microwave and lastly filled the cup with milk (purists would tell us hot chocolate is best made in a pan on the stovetop and not in the microwave, but hey, I was in a hurry).
I tasted and decided if 1 oz. chocolate was good, more would make it even better!
Back to the pantry and I was in luck:
Same brand, different form. I dumped a few chunks into the cup, reheated to melt and performed the taste test. Very chocolaty, not too sweet. Almost there.
Wishing for the finishing touch, another peek into the fridge produced this. I took the plunge and finished filling the cup with the foamy, frothy goodness.
The messy cup in no way detracted from my enjoyment of this cup of hot chocolate.
So let it rain, let it storm! I'm safe and dry and comforted by my cup of chocolate!
Are you a hot chocolate fan? How you you make yours?