Hot chocolate , also known as drinking chocolate , cocoa , and as chocolate tea in Nigeria , is a heated drink consisting of shaved chocolate , melted chocolate or cocoa powder , heated milk or water, and usually a sweetener. Hot chocolate may be topped with whipped cream or marshmallows. Hot chocolate made with melted chocolate is sometimes called drinking chocolate, characterized by less sweetness and a thicker consistency. Until the 19th century, hot chocolate was even used medicinally to treat ailments such as liver and stomach diseases. Hot chocolate is consumed throughout the world and comes in multiple variations, including the spiced chocolate para mesa of Latin America, the very thick cioccolata calda served in Italy and chocolate a la taza served in Spain, and the thinner hot cocoa consumed in the United States. Prepared hot chocolate can be purchased from a range of establishments, including cafeterias , fast food restaurants , coffeehouses and teahouses. Powdered hot chocolate mixes, which can be added to boiling water or hot milk to make the drink at home, are sold at grocery stores and online. Archaeologists have found evidence that Mayan chocolate consumption occurred as early as BC, and there is speculation that chocolate predates even the Mayans. Loathsome to such as are not acquainted with it, having a scum or froth that is very unpleasant taste.
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Whisk in 3 Tbsp. Whisk in chocolate and sugar and cook, whisking frequently, until mixture is smooth and creamy and chocolate is melted, about 5 minutes. Divide hot chocolate among mugs.
Homemade hot chocolate is infinitely better than boxed mix. And our recipe is extra decadent, thanks to the cup of actual chocolate not just cocoa powder. For a perfect cup of cocoa every time, here's what to remember. When you're drinking hot cocoa, you're most likely trying to be festive and cozy, not healthy. Go all out with whole milk. If you only have skim or low-fat, don't worry.
As with hot chocolate, use any milky liquid you prefer, whether it's from a cow, nuts almond milk , beans soy milk , or grains rice milk. For sweeteners, feel free to substitute maple syrup, honey, or agave nectar for sugar, but start with less, about 1 tablespoon, and taste the combination before adding more. Mine got burnt The saucepan and everything They should really put things in bold but they didn't and that's why it got burnt , it got burnt by following that recipe. Just made this, and honestly, for a quick cocoa, it hit the spot perfectly! Subbed in chocolate for half the milk, and it was ah-mazing!