Gourmet by Design's Hot Chocolate Recipe
GOURMET BY DESIGN’S HOT CHOCOLATE MIX
Being in minus temperatures, there is nothing nicer than a mug of hot chocolate – better still with our delicious hot chocolate mix.
This is our go to drink on these cold Canberra mornings and once you have made this you will never go back to just any old hot chocolate (well this is our view anyway). It is a little decadent with Belgian Couverture Chocolate, but this is what sets it apart from most hot chocolates.
1 Cup of Sugar (we use Organic Rapidura Sugar, but you can simply use raw/white sugar)
150g Dark Chocolate (we use Belcolade Drops - 55 %)
85g Milk Chocolate (we use Belcolade Drops - 33.5%)
½ Cup of Cocoa Powder (try and find a pure one without all the sugar/additives)
WHAT TO DO WITH THE INGREDIENTS NOW?
In a blender combine all the above. Depending on your food processor, you may need to blitz in short bursts to avoid melting the chocolate.
It really is that easy!
Store in an airtight container, as doing so will mean it will last for several months.
To make the finished product we simply add the hot chocolate mix (we use 1 ½ tablespoons) to 250ml milk and use the heat wand on our coffee machine to heat the milk. Alternatively just heat the milk in a small saucepan on your hot plate and whisk in your hot chocolate mixture.
The list would be endless for flavouring your hot chocolate. Including such things as vanilla bean, cinnamon or chilli in your dry mixture is one way to go or simply add flavours once you make your hot chocolate. Marshmallows, a shot of espresso coffee, salted caramel or any liqueurs are just some examples.