One of the best ways to spice up an otherwise boring cold winter afternoon is by indulging in the yummiest and sweetest hot chocolate ever. Here is a brief recipe to help you out.
* 250 grams dark chocolate (Preferably broken into small squares)
* 1/4 cup caster sugar
* 2 tsp vanilla extract
* 4 cups full cream milk
* 24 marshmallows
* 1 cup cream
Gently whisk the cream in a medium sized bowl until a soft and smooth surface appears. Cover it and place in a refrigerator. This will be used later at the end of this recipe.
In a large saucepan, combine vanilla, sugar and milk and bring gently to boil while stirring gently. This should be done to allow for a deep and well blended mixture. It goes without saying that you have to use medium temperature.
Divide the chocolate squares between several heatproof capacity glasses. Of course, the number of glasses to be used will depend with the amount of milk that you’ll have prepared in the large saucepan (As explained in step two). For instance, if you used 2 liters of milk as recommended in this recipe, you should be able to yield about eight 300ml-capacity glasses.
Pour the milk over the broken chocolate squares being careful not to overfill the glasses. If you fill the glasses to capacity, you’ll not have an allowance to add the remaining ingredients. So, ensure that you leave a small allowance.
Remove the cream (Prepared in step one) from the refrigerator and pour it gently on top of the milk in all the glasses. Add marshmallows. Serve while hot.
So there you have it. Within fifteen minutes of preparation you have yourself a hot steamy serving of hot chocolate with marshmallows to ignite your day.