A while back, the hubby was gifted a nice chunk of a chocolate bakers block. It was hard as a rock and we didn’t quite know what to do with it since neither one of us are great cooks or bakers. So we took to the internet and found an awesome Homemade Hot Chocolate recipe that we’d love to share with you guys.
What You’ll Need:
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1-2 tablespoons sugar (depending on taste)
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup milk, half and half, or cream
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
In order to get our “cocoa powder”, we grated the chocolate block. The smell was intoxicating as we did it, too! Fresh shaved chocolate smell is pretty amazing and we joked that it was actually a drug. I went over to the bowl several times just to steal a sniff, it was so addicting!
Whisk together cocoa, sugar, salt, about 2 tablespoons milk in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until cocoa and sugar are dissolved. Whisk in the rest of the milk and heat over medium heat. Whisk occasionally until hot. Stir in Vanilla and enjoy!
Our bakers block was found at a food fair. If you’re interested in having your own, this American Heritage chocolate Block just might do the trick!