Couples Cocoa (Scratch Made Hot Chocolate)

This recipe makes 2 servings and is perfect for a date night or just a sweet treat for whenever! With Valentines day coming up I like to be super cheesy and actually make an effort to make a nice dinner and desert for my husband and I. If you are a chocolate lover and want to impress a date by making a super creamy, frothy and rich hot cocoa from scratch then this is a great recipe!

You’ll need:

A small pot (the one I used is too big, but it’s the smallest one I had)

A immersion blender (you can use a regular blender if you don’t have one, but I find it easier to blend the cocoa in the pot and not have to transfer it a standard blender)

  • 4 marshmallows
  • 2 Ghirardelli milk chocolate w/ caramel squares
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (I used reduced fat, but the higher percentage milk you use – 2%, whole milk – the richer & creamier the cocoa will be)
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. granulated sugar (you can omit to reduce the sweetness, which I like to do normally)
  • 2 1/2 oz. milk chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 oz. semisweet chocolate, finely chopped

Directions:

  1. Slide one marshmallow on a skewer, then slowly slide the skewer thru the chocolate square – if you go to fast it will crack the square – then finish with a second marshmallow on the opposite side.
  2. In a small saucepan bring the milk, cinnamon and sugar to a slow boil (milk does boil over very quickly so keep an eye on it!)
  3. Add in the chopped milk and semisweet chocolate.
  4. Remove from heat and allow the chocolate to melt (make sure all the chocolate is submerged in the hot milk mixture.)
  5. Using the immersion blender – or standard blender – puree the mixture (cover the pot with a towel to avoid the coco from splashing out.)
  6. Pour into mugs and stick your marshmallow & chocolate skewer in the mug for dunking!
  7. Enjoy!

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Mmmmm Frothy!

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Yes, hot cocoa makes me happy! 🙂

XOXO

Bri

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