This January I think the peak of winter, the snow seemed never stopped since beginning of new year's eve. Just few days to stopped, then continue snowing again for another nights. I am almost reluctant to leave my house because it was so freezing outside. I was born and raised in tropical country where the coldest weather ever there is only about 16degC, and that's even if we go to higher place.
|almost never stop snowing|
Anyway, in freezing weather like this we always make something that can warm our self. Beside Turkish tea which has already become a habit in our house, this hot chocolate is also always my huby's request and other family member if they visited our home.
Ingredients and how to prepare:
2 cups of milk
2 ½ dessert spoons Dutch process cocoa powder
4 ~ 5 (or to taste) dessert spoons granulated sugar
± 80 g dark (or semisweet) cooking chocolate
Whipped cream (optional) and chocolate saved for garnish
In a small saucepan, stir together milk, sugar and cocoa powder, heated over very low heat and stirring gently bring to simmer and foamy. Mix in the cooking chocolate and continue stirring gently until the chocolate is melted and dissolved.
Serve hot with whipped cream and a sprinkle with chocolate as a garnish.