And Cider Recipes
Hot Chocolate -> Ultimate Hot Chocolate | Brown Sugar Hot Cocoa | Devil's Hot Chocolate | Hot Chocolate Egg Nog | Mayan Hot Cocoa | Chocolate & Orange Hot Chocolate | Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate | Raspberry Chocolate | Favorite Hot Cocoa | Mrs. Bush's Hot Chocolate
Hot Cider -> Hot Cider | Hot Cider Punch | Spiced Mulled Cider
Ultimate Hot Chocolate
1/2 cup semi-sweet real chocolate chips
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
pinch of salt
5 1/2 cups milk
2 cups whipping cream
2 teaspoons vanilla
Sweetened whipped cream
Optional: grated chocolate, grated orange peel, cinnamon, nutmeg
In a 3 quart saucepan melt chocolate chips over low heat, stirring constantly.
Stir in sugar, water and salt.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wire whisk, until the mixture comes to a full boil (4 to 5 min.)
Boil, stirring constantly, 2 min.
Stir in milk and whipping cream.
Continue cooking over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until heated through (12 to 15 min.) DO NOT BOIL
Beat with wire whisk or rotary beater until frothy.
Pour into mugs.
Top each serving with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream.
If desired, garnish with any of the item listed under 'optional'.
Brown Sugar Hot Cocoa
3 oz Unsweetened chocolate
1/3 cup Water
4 cups Milk, hot
3/4 cup Brown sugar, packed
1/8 tsp Salt
Melt chocolate and water over low heat
Slowly mix in milk, sugar and salt
Whisk until evenly blended
Devil's Hot Chocolate
1 cup Milk
1 cup Half and half
8 tsp Sugar
1 oz Semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 oz Unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
1 tbs Brown sugar
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
In a small saucepan, mix all the ingredients except for vanilla
Heat until chocolate melts and sugar dissolves
Don't boil. Cook until it is good and hot
Pour half mixture into blender and whip until frothy
Return to saucepan, and add vanilla
Hot Chocolate Egg Nog
3/4 cup Milk
1/2 cup Water
3 tbs Unsweetned cocoa powder
1/2 tsp Ground nutmeg
Combine all ingredients in blender
Blend until smooth and well-mixed
Transfer mixture to double boiler
Without boiling, heat until steaming hot, stirring constantly
Mayan Hot Cocoa
4 cups Milk
1/2 cup Cocoa powder
1 tsp Flour
1/4 cup Brown sugar
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
3 Whole cloves, crushed
1/4 tsp Chili peppers, crushed
1 Cinnamon stick, broken up
2 tsp Powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
In double boiler, heat milk
In separate bowl, mix together cocoa, flour, brown sugar, nutmeg, cloves, chili and cinnamon.
Slowly add a little extra milk to cocoa mixture
Add cocoa paste to hot milk, stirring constantly
When cocoa is heated through, strain out cloves and cinnamon pieces
Add powdered sugar and vanilla
Serve with whipped cream
Chocolate & Orange Hot Chocolate
1/3 cup Whipping cream, chilled
1 tsp Brown sugar, packed
4 1/2 cups Milk
4 Oranges, large
9 oz Milk chocolate, chopped
2 tbs Unsweetened cocoa powder
Whip cream and brown sugar until stiff peaks form. Cover and refrigerate
In heavy saucepan, combine milk and zest from oranges. Heat to simmer and remove from heat
Let steep for 30 minutes, covered
Strain milk mixture into large bowl, squeezing solids to remove excess liquid.
Bring milk to simmer again in saucepan
Add chopped chocolate and cocoa. Whisk until smooth and completely melted. Simmer for 1 minute.
Pour into 4 mugs, and top with whipped cream.
Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
8 oz Milk
3 tsp Chocolate syrup
1 tbs Peanut butter
Whipped topping, for garnish
Heat milk in small saucepan
Stir in chocolate and peanut butter until melted
Garnish with whipped cream and serve
2 cups Cream
1 cup Milk
6 oz Bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 tbs Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tbs Butter
1 cup Raspberries
In saucepan, mix cream, milk and sugar together and heat but do not boil
Add chocolate and butter, reduce heat to simmer
Stir until chocolate is melted
Pour into mugs, and top with whipped cream
Add a dozen or so raspberries on top, and let them sink to the bottom of the mug
Favorite Hot Cocoa
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup Hersheys® Cocoa
4 cups milk
dash of salt
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
Mix cocoa, sugar, water and salt in saucepan.
Stir constantly until mixture boils over medium heat.
Cook and stir 2 minutes.
Stir in milk and heat. Do not boil.
Remove from heat and add vanilla.
Mrs. Bush's Hot Chocolate
6 T. Unsweetened cocoa
6 T. Sugar
Pinch of Salt
2 1/2 cup Milk
2 1/2 cup Light Cream
1/2 t. Vanilla (or more)
Pinch of Cinnamon Powder (optional)
Mix cocoa, salt, and sugar.
Add milk. Heat to dissolve.
Add light cream, cinnamon, vanilla. Heat to just under boiling.
Mix very well and pour into warm mug.
Top with whipped cream, cocoa powder, and fine orange zest.