Make the Ultimate Cup of Gourmet Hot Chocolate at Home

Visiting one of our three Hot Chocolate Cafes is an experience for all senses.  You pull up a seat at the bar and watch a skilled barista whip you up a cup of foamy, creamy Gourmet Hot Chocolate right before your eyes.  With the right ingredients and a little patience, you can make your own steaming cup of deliciousness to enjoy at right at home.  Perfect for cozy Sunday mornings, evenings by the fire or warming up after a day on the slopes.

You will need:

Lake Champlain Chocolates Gourmet Hot Chocolate selection of your choice.  With Traditional, Old World, Mocha, Aztec, Organic Fair Trade, or our two newest, Chai & Mighty and Mountain Mint, you’ll have to try them all!

Milk (we’re all about the Vermont whole milk here, but you’re welcome to use any kind of milk or milk alternative that you may prefer)

Small saucepan, whisk, candy thermometer and Milk Frother if you have one.

Your favorite mug

Freshly whipped cream (simply combine one cup of cold heavy whipping cream, 2 tbsp of sugar and 1 tbsp of vanilla extract in a bowl.  Whip with hand mixer to desired consistency, about four minutes) or Marshmallows (find the recipe here!)

Follow measurements on back of Hot Chocolate canister.

In a small saucepan, heat the milk over low heat, whisking frequently until it reaches 140°.  Remove from heat and gently whisk in chocolate mix or shavings.  Pour into your favorite mug, and froth, if you have a milk frother, or whisk more to make foamy.  Top with freshly whipped cream or homemade marshmallows, and might I suggest garnishing with Old World Shavings

Enjoy.

 

(and I’m probably supposed to say, caution, contents will be hot.)