|The Best Hot Chocolate|
I didn't shake the hot milk in a jar, but instead I used this Bubble Maker, which basically is a battery operated aerator, to aerate and create foamy milk for the hot chocolate. Simply stick this aerator into the center of the milk, and wait until the volume of milk doubles. Use a bigger container to avoid spilling. The foamy milk is also good for making fancy coffees without coffee machine.
It is best to not put much sugar in the beginning, as the sweet marshmallows add sweetness to the drink. The hot chocolate melted the spongy marshmallows, creating a warm and comforting drink. I added a bunch of semi sweet chocolate chips to enhance the taste further.
The Best Hot Chocolate
adapted from Jamie Oliver
565ml full cream or semi-skimmed milk
2 tablespoons good-quality drinking chocolate
1 handful of marshmallows
sugar, to taste
- This takes around 3 or 4 minutes to make. First put the milk into a pan. Bring to a simmer – not a boil – and while it's heating, put a tablespoon of choccie powder and sugar to taste into each mug. Add a little warmish milk from the pan to each mug – you just need enough to dissolve the chocolate powder. At this point, plonk a few marshmallows into each mug. When the milk is at a simmer, carefully pour it into a plastic jug or flask. I normally do this over a sink as I always end up spilling a bit (the trick is to have a big enough jug or flask so the milk only half fills it – you need the extra space for shaking and frothing).
- Screw the lid on tightly, place a cloth over the lid for safety, and shake hard for a minute. Remove the lid, minding the steam, and pour the milk into your mugs. A little stir and you can slurp your way to heaven!