Homemade thick hot chocolate mix recipe
A small cafe in my hometown served delicious thick hot chocolate. This rich, dense hot chocolate was what I loved from the beginning. The variety of hot chocolates available was also awe-inspiring. I wanted to recreate that rich, creamy, chocolaty flavor at home, so I decided to learn how to make it.
Hot chocolate is great for Christmas and winter but can be even more magical when it thickens than regular liquids. Cornstarch is all that’s needed to make magic happen.
200g dark chocolate (60% cocoa).
Three tablespoons cocoa powder (unsweetened).
Six tablespoons of confectioner sugar
Eight tablespoons cornstarch
The quantities can be adjusted to suit your preference for how thick or sweet you like your hot chocolate. Since I don’t have specific ingredients, I go with the flow. This recipe will make a medium-sized jar of 0.7 l.
Chop the chocolate. It will only melt later if you spend less time cutting it.
To ensure no lumps in the cocoa powder, sugar, and cornstarch, you must stiffen them.
That’s it! Mix all ingredients and store them in an airtight container in an excellent location.
This thick hot chocolate mix was made for friends who loved thick hot cocoa. They loved it! It was also presented in adorable reindeer jars, the cherry on top.
Once you’ve got the mix ready, here are some tips and tricks to help you make it thicker.
The cornstarch in hot chocolate will thicken if it is made with boiling liquid.
Preparing the chocolate on the stove is much more enjoyable than heating up the milk.
Put a few mugs of milk into a small saucepan. Could you bring it to a boil?
Once the milk has started bubbling, turn the heat off and add 2-3 tablespoons of thickened hot chocolate to each mug. (In this case, 4 to 6 tablespoons).
Place the saucepan on the heat again and mix continuously with a whisk. Mix the mixture until it thickens. Otherwise, it could burn or stick to the bottom of the saucepan.
Once it has thickened, you can choose whether you want it thicker or less liquidy. You can add hot chocolate mix or milk as needed.
Many people don’t trust cornstarch because they are allergic. This doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy thick, delicious hot chocolate. You can substitute cornstarch for plain flour, but you must cook it for a few minutes to ensure it is cooked.