If you are used to scooping some powder from a can into a glass and adding some hot water to it, you’ve never really had hot chocolate. This dark hot chocolate uses Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips, which gives it a rich, deep, dark chocolate flavor that just cannot be beat with any other method. It is also amazingly simple to make.
First, place two cups of half and half into a microwave safe bowl, and heat until hot. In my microwave, it took about 2.5 minutes. It should be hot to the touch, but not boiling. Pour the hot half and half over one bag of Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips.
Wait for 2 minutes, and then stir gently until the chocolate is melted and mixed into the half and half.
Pour the chocolate mixture into a blender (carefully!) and blend for 30-60 seconds, until fully combined. With blender on low, add 2 cups of milk, and one teaspoon of vanilla.
Pour, top with whipped cream, and serve immediately! For a special touch, use glass and line the glass with white melting wafers. The hot chocolate will remelt the wafers.
If you are serving to adults who like their hot chocolate actually hot, you may need to heat the mixture again in the microwave for about a minute. Blending it and adding the milk cools it down significantly.
Stay tuned later this week for the recipe on those incredible chocolate sugar cookies you see in the photos!
- 1 - 10 oz bag Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
- 2 cups half and half
- 2 cups 2% milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Microwave half and half until steaming hot, but not boiling. Pour over chips. Let sit for 2 minutes, and then stir gently until the chocolate is combined with the half and half.
- Pour into blender and blend on high for 30-60 seconds. Reduce speed to low and add 2 cups of milk and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Blend until combined. Serve immediately for children, or heat for 1 minute in microwave for adults.
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