The Best Dark Hot Chocolate Recipe Using Real Chocolate
No hot cocoa mixes required here. Just a combination of real milk and real dark chocolate and you get the most flavorsome dark hot chocolate you have experienced to date. Plus it comes together in a flash! Make it a little more fun by adding 1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla, coconut, orange or peppermint extract.
Servings: 2 serves
- 2 cups milk of choice (I used whole milk)
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks (I used 72% cacao)
- 1/2 tsp coconut, vanilla, peppermint or orange extract optional
Using the Vitamix Aer Disc Container
Place all ingredients into the Aer Disc Container in the order listed and secure the lid.
Select the lowest setting. Start the machine and slowly increase to its highest speed. Run for 6 minutes. Turn off the machine and serve the hot chocolates.
Using Another High Speed Blender
Place all ingredients into your blender in the order listed and secure the lid.
Select the lowest setting. Start the machine and slowly increase to its highest speed. Run for 6 minutes or until hot. Turn off the machine and serve the hot chocolates. If you do not have any froth on the mixture then froth some extra milk in a milk frother and serve on top of the drink.
On The Stovetop
Heat the milk in a saucepan on the stovetop until it starts to bubble
Add finely chopped dark chocolate (here it is best to use a chocolate bar as is it easier to chop than chocolate chips) and whisk briskly until fully incorporated (optional: melt the chocolate fully before adding for a guaranteed super smooth result)
If you have a milk frother then froth some milk and pour on top of the hot chocolate before serving.
Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 329mg | Potassium: 327mg | Fiber: 7g | Calcium: 328mg | Iron: 3mg