About a month ago, I got back from the Grand Canyon. It was amazing! Views that look too picturesque to seem real. October was a perfect time to visit too. The weather was sunny, but cool, which made for enjoyable 4 hour hiking excursions. At night, after the sun set, though, the temperatures dropped quite a bit. One of my nighttime routines was to go back to the hotel lodge to relax and sip hot chocolate by the fireplace!!
All the hot chocolate drinking reminded me of the tin of sipping chocolate I received as a gift quite a few years ago. It was the first time I had ever heard of sipping chocolate, and I was instantly in love! For those of you who have never had the concoction, it’s like hot cocoa on steroids. Typically, instead of a powdered mix, it comes in the form of chocolate shavings that instantly melts into warmed milk. It’s rich and delectable, and easy to make from scratch at home! This recipes makes one mug full but can easily make more if desired.
- 1 bar of Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate (1.45 oz.)
- 1 c. milk
In the saucepan on the stove, heat your milk on low heat until warmed. (Be careful not to heat the milk too much. You don’t want to scorch the milk, leaving an unappetizing residue on the bottom of the pot!) While the milk is heating, use your microplane or grater to shred the chocolate bar. Once the milk it hot, remove it from the heat. Add the chocolate to the milk and whisk until it is well combined. Serve up immediately.
I like to top the sipping chocolate with whipped cream and extra chocolate shavings. I wouldn’t object to adding a shot of liqueur – Godiva, Frangelico, RumChata, or Baileys…just to name a few.
Homemade sipping chocolate comes together in 5 minutes. So easy and delicious, I know you’ll be leaving the powdered hot chocolate behind!
- 1 bar of Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate
- 1 c. milk
- In the saucepan on the stove, heat your milk on low heat until warmed.
- While the milk is heating, use your microplane or grater to shred the chocolate bar.
- Once the milk it hot, remove it from the heat. Add the chocolate to the milk and whisk until it is well combined. Serve immediately.