It's not hard to combine the ingredients for good drinking chocolate and have it at the ready. And yes, the chocolate you use is like anything else in cooking and baking; you want to use the best ingredients you can. It really does make a difference.
Homemade Hot Chocolate
via Serious Eats | 15 December 2011
• 2 (4-ounce) bars 100% cacao baking chocolate
• 1 cup Dutch process cocoa powder
* 1 cup sugar
* 2 tablespoons cornstarch
• 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1. Place chocolate bars in the freezer until completely frozen, about 10 minutes. Remove from freezer and break into rough pieces. Place in a food processor with the remaining ingredients and process until completely powdered, about 1 minute. Transfer to an airtight container and keep in a cool, dark place for up to 3 months.
2. To make hot chocolate, combine 2 tablespoons, or more, with hot milk. To thicken further, return to low heat and and simmer for 30 seconds, until thick and smooth.
3. Garnish with whipped heavy cream, peppermint marshmallows, or orange marshmallows.
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