Mad about Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate

All right, I confess. I don’t drink coffee. Not in any form - not hot, not cold, not blended. Whenever the waiter or waitress at a restaurant asks if I’d like a coffee or a tea to go with my dessert, it’s a no-brainer decision. There are days, however, when I crave something richer and a cup of tea just doesn’t suffice.

Those are the times when I’d ask for a cup of hot chocolate. There’s just one problem with that. Most of the time (in Singapore anyway), the “hot chocolate” is made using cocoa powder and some hot milk or worse - Hersey’s chocolate syrup stirred into tepid milk warmed in a microwave oven. Enough said.

Hot Chocolate

My remedy for that - homemade hot chocolate. The hot chocolate you see here is made with real melted chocolate (I used Valrhona Manjari 64%), whole milk, some sugar and water. It’s rich, smooth and deeply satisfying. Most definitely worth the extra 20 minutes I’ll have to spend on the treadmill working it off!

3 Responses to “Mad about Hot Chocolate”

  1. Evan Says:

    looks so comforting, karen. i love the way you take yr pics. btw, i chanced upon yr old site at singnet and was hooked on yr pics. i wish you had another site (like this one) coz i cant leave any comments there. fortunately, from yr flickr, i knew abt your wordpress blog =)

    and yes, manjari is 64%, i amended the error at my flickr already. i kinda mixed it up with guanaja. my bad.

  2. Karen Says:

    Hi Evan, thanks! You have really beautiful photos on your blog too! I’m really surprised you came across the website I have on SingNet. I didn’t think anyone else visited it except for a handful of friends and family who had the address. I took a while to move to flickr and then finally to this blog because I’m not much of a writer. I’m glad I did it though.

  3. cideahzia Says:

    I just wanted to know the recipe..
    Thanks! =]

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