We've been meaning to create a perfect hot chocolate recipe for a while. This recipe would use melted chocolate chips instead of cocoa powder, and we would add condensed milk (a common ingredient in recipes like vietnamese iced coffee and cookie dough truffles) However, we were only motivated to actually write the post after making s'mores bars. Our extra marshmallows were begging to be dumped into a mug of steaming hot cocoa!
The cup of our kettle double boiler is only 1 cup big, so it is impossible to heat up a full mug of coco using the steam. The solution to this predicament was actually rather simple. We made a concentrated chocolate mixture and heated it to its maximum temperature, then we poured it into a mug half full of plain milk. The cold milk diluted the hot chocolate to the perfect level of richness and brought it down to the ideal temperature for immediate enjoyment!
1. Pour 1/2 C of milk into a mug and set it aside.
2. Combine the chocolate chips, condensed milk, vanilla, and a tablespoon of milk in a double boiler and heat until all ingredients combine.
3. Add milk in small increments, stirring completely between each addition. 4. When the full 3/4 C of milk has been added to the chocolate and mixture is too hot to touch, pour the hot milk into the sitting milk in the mug.
5. Your resulting mixture will be a nice temperature for drinking, so sprinkle in a few marshmallows and enjoy!