How to make the perfect hot chocolate
We at The Cosy Chocolate Company believe that everyone is different, and therefore every cosy hot chocolate should be made to taste! I like my hot chocolate as close in consistency to melted chocolate as it can be, whereas my husband Matt is a big fan of milk and prefers a gentler flavour hit! But here’s what we do to make a winning hot chocolate…
- Heat your milk so it’s hot hot hot!
In order for your Cosy Chocolate flakes to melt into the milk and create that smooth texture, your milk has to be hot, but not boiling. We recommend heating a mug’s worth of milk in a saucepan over the stove, or in the microwave for around 2 minutes. Your milk should be steaming when it comes out!
- Heap in your choice of Cosy Chocolate flakes and stir well.
We recommend 3-4 heaped tablespoons of chocolate flakes to 300ml of milk (about a mugful). As you stir, watch the consistency. If you like it closer to the texture of melted chocolate, just heap in some more!
- Give it a whisk
We are in love with battery-powered hand whisks (milk frothers)! They are quick and easy to use, and if you give your hot chocolate a whisk at this point, it adds that lovely frothiness and creaminess. Here’s one that we use https://www.lakeland.co.uk/11733/Aerolatte-To-Go-Handheld-Milk-Frother-with-Storage-Tube.
- Add your toppings
Add some toppings of your choice – and be inventive! You never know what might be a hit. We recommend cream, chocolate drops and mini-marshmallows. You might like to try crystallised ginger, chocolate sprinkles, caramel sauce, sweets or even a little tipple! Another tip is you can always sprinkle some more of the Cosy Chocolate flakes on top, as they are flakes of real chocolate.
- Find somewhere cosy, snuggle up and enjoy!