On Tuesday I promised more details about why I’m giving away a mug, and here we are. I know it’s getting to be the warm season when hot drinks are being overtaken by icy cold ones, but I’m a rebel. I drink hot chocolate any time of the year, and so does the main character, Serena, in You Are Mine. Except I don’t drink the same type of hot chocolate as her. Mine is the regular hot chocolate like you can make with a mix. Hers is a hot chocolate, thick and rich, made only from scratch. It’s almost pudding like. And I thought, wouldn’t it be fun if I could make her hot chocolate? Yes, it would! I spent the winter figuring out this recipe. Let me tell you, it was one of my favorite writing related projects yet. The recipe below is fairly simple, just requires patient.
Also, I no longer like hot chocolate from a mix. I’ve been ruined to the easy hot chocolate life.
Don’t forget that you can win a mug to use for this rich recipe (or whatever else you like), along with bookmarks and a signed paperback of You Are Mine. It’s hard to tell from the picture, but it’s a good sized mug. I’m quite in love with it. ♥
Giveaway now closed.
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Chardonian Hot Chocolate Recipe:
In a large sauce pan mix —
2/3 C. Sugar
3 T. Cornstarch
1/2 C. Cocoa powder
Dash of Salt
1/2 C. Water
Turn on medium low heat and stir until the mixture dissolves. Don’t wait too long or your cornstarch will start to thicken and you’ll have a harder time getting a nice, smooth consistency. Once dissolved, slowly add while whisking–
1 C. Milk
Then whisk in —
2 C. Milk
Turn to medium heat (I usually go one tick above medium) and stir constantly for about 5-10 minutes. You’ll know it’s done when the mixture thickens. Do not boil.
Take off of heat, pour in your favorite mug, and enjoy!
*Note: Will thicken more as it cools. Also, it easily develops a skin so I like to keep a spoon in it as I drink and give it a little stir every once in a while. Optional: You may use less cornstarch or add more milk if you want it to not be quite so thick.