Nothing satisfies quite like an evening next to the fire pit, nestled beneath your favourite blankets, while sipping on a cup of mouth-watering hot chocolate and enjoying some good company. Sure, store bought hot chocolate would most likely do the trick, however, we promise you that the quality and taste of this homemade hot chocolate recipe goes above and beyond all expectations!
In today’s blog we are going to share our favourite homemade hot chocolate recipe with you. This recipe is not only rich and creamy, but it literally tastes like a sweet, creamy and decadent pudding. It’s basically perfection in a cup. It doesn’t get any better than that.
Have you ever indulged in proper hot chocolate? The kind you make from scratch? One sip of this homemade hot chocolate will change your whole view of the classic comfort beverage, and it’s SO EASY to make! All you need to do is add your ingredients together, and the stove or your slow cooker will do the rest of the work for you.
The below-mentioned recipe delivers a large batch – perfect for entertaining your family and friends at your next fire pit gathering. Remember to adjust the recipe for a smaller group of people, or if you and your significant other decide to have date night at home. It would be a great idea to serve this recipe as a treat at almost any party or holiday celebration. We can guarantee you that you will have multiple people telling you how good it is, begging for the secret recipe!
Another benefit of this recipe is the fact that it is also extremely versatile as it tastes just as great when it is cold. That’s right. If you have any leftovers, cover and store it in the fridge. It will thicken a little bit, which means you can eat it with a spoon or add it to ice cream for a frozen hot chocolate dessert.
We know your mouth is probably watering by now, and you’re wondering why it is taking so long for us to get straight to the point, so without further ado, here is our homemade hot chocolate recipe:
- 1-2 good quality dark chocolate slab(s)
- 1 cup of full cream milk
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1/2 -1 can of sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Combine all the ingredients in a large pot and heat on low for up to 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
- Do NOT put the lid on the pot or it will overheat and boil over.
This is a terrific treat for entertaining kids and grown-ups alike. We hope you enjoy sipping on it the next time you’re relaxing next to your fire pit.