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Hot chocolate made with real chocolate?

  • 16-11-2018 12:31am
    Registered Users Posts: 632 ✭✭✭

    Tis nearly christmas and I'm looking for recommendations for the best milk hot chocolate, preferably made with real choc, for at home. I adore Insomnia's hot chocolate and only wish they sold it for home use but they don't so looking for an alternative please.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,177 ✭✭✭FishOnABike

    Lidl sell chocolate on a wooden stirrer to melt in hot milk to make hot chocolate. I've tried the milk chocolate and dark chocolate and they're just like cafe / coffee shop hot chocolates.

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 23,871 Mod ✭✭✭✭Loughc

    Butlers also sell packs of Chocolates that are to be used in Hot Chocolates. They are to die for.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,881 ✭✭✭Peatys

    Big bar of galaxy broken into two mugs the microwave for 3 mins, then top of with milk and back into the microwave for 2 min.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,498 ✭✭✭✭igCorcaigh

    Any decent chocolate I would think?
    Takes a bit more time than the powder but is better.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,498 ✭✭✭✭igCorcaigh

    Couple of drops of vanilla extract might be good too.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 25,005 ✭✭✭✭Toto Wolfcastle

    I make a ganache with 55%+ chocolate (depending on how rich you like it) and cream, which I then whisk into hot milk. I find that the chocolate incorporates fully this way and you're not left with chocolate at the bottom of the cup. A splash of vanilla is lovely in it, as a sprinkle of sea salt, or a big spoon of salted caramel or smooth peanut butter.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,463 ✭✭✭Day Lewin

    Plus a teaspoon or two of brandy, or rum. You'll sleep like a log.