Gourmet Hot Cocoa Recipe

Gourmet Hot Cocoa or Hot Cocolate Recipe

Disclosure: I have received free products from Rodelle. The free products were for me to try out and give an honest opinion of if I so chose and in no way was payment for a favorable review. My opinions are my own.

I had a very productive two days in the kitchen. On Friday I made an awesome pot of soup. The recipe or directions I should say will be coming soon. Probably tomorrow if I get a chance to write up the post. I am expecting company tomorrow so it might be tomorrow night before I get to it.

After my pot of soup was done I could have kicked myself for not making any bread to go with it.

So today I whipped up a couple of loaves of a light white wheat bread. It wasn’t done in time for me to eat any with my lunch of left over soup but it was real good with dinner.

 

How to make Gourmet Hot Cocoa

Gourmet Hot Cocoa Recipe

 

The weather has turned chilly here in S.W Florida. Usually I enjoy a cup of coffee or hot tea in the afternoon when it is chilly out. But today I had a craving for some hot cocoa. Could have been the container of Rodelle Gourmet Cocoa I received in the mail last week or it could have been the cool temps.

What makes this recipe “Gourmet” you may be asking. Well I’ll tell you……..

I have made this same recipe before using a standard brand of cocoa powder found in most grocery stores. And when I did it tasted great. Or so I thought. The very same recipe made using Rodelles Gourmet cocoa powder blew me away. It was rich, creamy and out of this world. There was no bitter after taste. The cocoa powder dissolved completely and I didn’t even sift it like I have had to do to remove lumps with the other brands.

So the reason this recipe is gourmet hot cocoa is because I used a gourmet cocoa powder and there is a big difference between Rodelles Gourmet Cocoa Powder and the run of the mill cocoa you usually find in the grocery store.

This is some awesome cocoa powder!

This recipe can be found in the Good House Keeping Illustrated Cook Book

Published 1980

I bought this cook book back in 1985 brand spanking new. It was the first cook book I ever bought and it has been used and abused over the years. If you ever run across a copy of it snap it up!

Gourmet Hot Cocoa Recipe

Yield: six 1 cup servings

Serving Size: 1 cup

Gourmet Hot Cocoa Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tbs cocoa
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 6 cups milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • whipped cream

Instructions

  1. Mix cocoa, sugar and salt in a medium sauce pan to combine. Pour about 1/2 cup of the milk in and stir to make a thick paste. Turn burner on medium. Slowly add remaining milk, stirring with a whisk.
  2. The recipe says to heat until bubbles form around the edged of the pan. But I like my cocoa piping hot so I let it go a bit longer then that. Just be sure to stir well and not let the milk scald.
  3. Remove from heat and add vanilla.
  4. Pour into mug and top with whipped cream or marshmallows which ever you prefer.
  5. Makes six one cup servings.
Schema/Recipe SEO Data Markup by ZipList Recipe Plugin
http://flouronmyface.com/2010/11/gourmet-hot-cocoa.html

 

Check out the Rodelle website for more gourmet baking products.

And for a chance to win a years worth of Rodelle Gourmet Baking products you can Take the Rodelle Challenge. For more information on the challenge go here.

Disclosure: I have received free products from Rodelle. The free products were for me to try out and give an honest opinion of if I so chose and in no way was payment for a favorable review. My opinions are my own.

 

Speak Your Mind

*

Google+