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.
16 replies on “Chardonian Hot Chocolate”
Fun idea. I will try this out. (we’re eating only food storage for the next month and a half and I have ALL these ingredients. Okay, my favorite part of YOU ARE MINE (besides one of the best 1st lines ever) is spoiler, but it has to do with flying. 🙂
Food storage win! And flying — yay! That was such a fun scene to write. Thanks, Robin!
What a great idea! And I’m gonna try this recipe. I too love hot chocolate any day, any time of year. YUM! What’s better than chocolate? Chocolate you can drink!
Thanks, Liz! Glad to know I’m not alone drinking hot chocolate all year round. 🙂
That sounds divine!
Thanks, Mel! I really love it.
Huge congrats on your launch, and I just love the cover…:) See what happens when I’m away for a month… and now I totally want a cup of hot chocolate…yum.
Thank you! Every time I see this post it make me want to go make some. And yay, you’re back! Happy coming back from your month break!
Sounds Yummy. I collect coffee mugs so I would love to win this and get a chance to read your book.
What a fun thing to collect! Good luck!
I’ll have to try this recipe while I’m reading YOU ARE MINE! 🙂
Yay! That sounds super fun. Hope you enjoy them both!
Hey Janeal! I missed your cover reveal but now that I see it, it looks fab!! Congrats!
Thank you, PK! Hope you had a nice break!
I like hot drinks in warmer weather too, although not hot chocolate as much. Your recipe sounds delicious!
Glad I’m not the only one, even if it’s a non-hot chocolate recipe. And thanks! I like it a little too much 😉