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HOMEMADE CREAMY HOT CHOCOLATE

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Hot chocolate is an ideal treat for chilly winter days.
To make the perfect homemade hot chocolate, start with high-quality dark chocolate — not instant mixes or substitutes.
Making homemade hot chocolate is a breeze and can be whipped up in just few minutes (assuming you have chocolate in your pantry - but who doesn't?).
This recipe promises a velvety smooth chocolate reminiscent of the finest traditions. Adjust the syrup to achieve your desired consistency.
For an extra touch of flavor, consider infusing your hot chocolate with vanilla, cinnamon, or even a hint of pepper to elevate its taste.
In this recipe, I'll guide you through preparing hot chocolate with a water-based syrup, ensuring the chocolate's flavors shine through, especially with dark chocolate.
Alternatively, you can substitute the syrup with whole milk, but I recommend adding just 10g of sugar.
Preparation: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
RECIPE FOR: 4 people

EQUIPMENTS

  • Bowl for microwave

Ingredients

  • 240 gr High-Quality Dark Chocolate 70% of cocoa
  • 190 gr Water
  • 25 gr Granulated Sugar
  • Vanilla or Cinnamon
  • 5 gr Glucose Syrup optional

DIRECTIONS

  • Melt the chocolate in the microwave or in a double boiler.
  • In a saucepan, bring water, sugar, and glucose syrup to a boil. The latter ingredient is not essential, and you can simply replace it with granulated sugar. However, if used in the recipe, it will give you a glossier and smoother hot chocolate.
  • Once the sugar syrup is ready, remove it from the heat and keep it very hot.
  • Once the chocolate is completely melted, whisk it and gradually add the hot syrup in small doses, stirring vigorously to create a homogeneous emulsion.
  • Continue adding the syrup until you reach the desired consistency.
  • Finally, flavor to taste with vanilla or powdered cinnamon.

NOTES

To achieve a sweeter Hot Chocolate, use 60% dark chocolate and reduce the sugar quantity to 15g.
Optionally, you can prepare an excellent Hot Chocolate using either Milk Chocolate (in this case, decrease the sugar amount to 10g) or even White Chocolate (in this case, do not add sugar).

NUTRITION LABEL

Serving: 100g | Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 380mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamina C: 1mg | Calcio: 182mg | Ferro: 1mg

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