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.
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!