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    This Delish Hot Chocolate Will Keep You Warm This Winter Season

    A cup of homemade hot chocolate is the best drink to keep you warm and cosy this winter.  
    Updated at - 2022-12-23,11:51 IST
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    Hot chocolate made from ripping open an envelope of powdery chocolate that needs to be mixed with hot water, lacks lustre and taste. We have got an easy homemade hot chocolate recipe for you, which is rich, thick, and velvety smooth. Feeling cold? Well, warm up with a cosy cup of this homemade hot chocolate goodness as you lay under your blanket, binging on your favourite shows. Sounds nice, right? Read on to learn how to make the best hot chocolate; all from the comforts of your home.

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    Contrary to popular belief, there is a real difference between hot chocolate and hot cocoa – and it's all in its name. Hot chocolate is made with whole chocolate, while hot cocoa is made from only cocoa powder. No wonder hot chocolate has a thicker consistency than hot cocoa.

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    How to make hot chocolate

    how to make hot chocolate


    • 1 ½ tsp of brown sugar
    • 1 glass of whole milk 
    • 2 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped
    • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
    • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream


    • In a saucepan, heat milk over medium heat for three to four minutes.
    • Mix brown sugar in it till it gets dissolved.
    • Till the dark chocolate is completely melted, stir it in the saucepan. It takes about two to three minutes.
    • Remove the saucepan from the heat and mix it with cream and cinnamon.
    • For toppings, use marshmallows, whipped cream and crushed peppermint to enhance the flavour.

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    Tips for the best hot chocolate ever

    hot chocolate recipe

    Go for the highest quality of chocolate – dark chocolate that has 60% cacao or higher. This will give a rich flavour to the hot chocolate. Hot chocolate recipes tend to use thicker forms of dairy such as heavy cream, whole milk or half-and-half. Skimmed milk would kill the taste. However, a great dairy-free alternative for hot chocolate is coconut milk or almond milk. Now, you’re all ready to prepare this ‘licious drink for the winter season!


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