The Best Hot Chocolate

The Best Hot Chocolate
The good - it finally rained yesterday. The bad - I was caught in the rain on the way home. Arrived at my doorstep and found out that I have a parcel waiting for me in the post office, courtesy of a piece of very wet collection slip. I have absolutely zero idea what the contents of the parcel might be! Picking up the still dripping wet parcel slip, I thought I should make myself a cuppa hot drink and call it a day. So, I thought, maybe I could whip up a mug of hot chocolate? So, to the internet I went, to search for a recipe.


This is the Best Hot Chocolate, ever! Not mine, but Jamie Oliver's. I love it! There's only four ingredients, and it wasn't too difficult to make, although it does require more steps than a packet of instant hot chocolate. But trust me, its worth it, although you have to be really careful with step 2, as it is a scalding hazard.


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
Ingredients
565ml full cream or semi-skimmed milk
2 tablespoons good-quality drinking chocolate
1 handful of marshmallows
sugar, to taste

Direction
  1. 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).
  2. 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!


I am also adding Jamie Oliver's Best Hot Chocolate to Cook Like A Star hosted by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids. Check out all the other wonderful rendition of Jamie Oliver's recipes from the rest of the talented bloggers.


Comments

  1. Wooo, now I know what to do with that half pack of the marshmallow in my fridge!

    Super Yumms!

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    1. Yup! Best way to finish up the marshmallows!

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  2. Love this! I want one of those foam makers... where did you get yours?

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    1. I got mine from Daiso. If I am not mistaken, Ikea used to sell them too.

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  3. Mmmm...the hot chocolate with mashmallows...looks so warm and good. Feel like having it during my office tea time...

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  4. A cup of this hot chocolate will be great for our current depressing rainy days at Melbourne...

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    1. Cheer up! Have a cuppa and enjoy the rain.

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  5. Such a pretty hot chocolate. In the winter, nothing is better than a nice cup of hot chocolate, to warm one up. Right now, it is too hot and I am heading for the cold drinks. This is going to have to wait for a few months but I am looking forward to making it, for the cooler weather. Thanks for sharing it in the Recipe Box.

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    1. You are welcome! Enjoy your summer!

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  6. My kids would be smiling if I make these for them, they love adding marshmallows to hot choc. Looks so delicious!
    Will look for the little gadget on my next trip to Daiso!

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    1. I am sure your kids will love this! I hope they carry this in your nearest Daiso!

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  7. It may be 99 degrees outside but that does not waiver my devotion to a cozy cup of Hot Chocolate. Just thinking about it is making me all warm and fuzzy inside:)

    Thank you so much for sharing, Jocelyn. I may just whip some up right now!

    P.S. Love that gadget!

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    1. Wow, its so hot over where you are right now! Perhaps a handful of ice cubes to turn hot chocolate into ice chocolate? I believe ice chocolate is equally awesome!

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  8. Oh my! Love this very much! Great for anytime of the year! Bookmarking this recipe! Thanks for sharing! Have a lovely day! :)

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  9. oh ... i LOVE hot chocolate. your first picture truly captured its "yumminess" to the T. you have convinced me to make this for breakfast tomorrow instead of my usual instant packet!! thanks for sharing. ;)
    btw i came from Cook Like a Star, my first time participating. i am checking out all the yummy submissions to "drool" over them.

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    1. Welcome to the fun and thanks for visiting! :)

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