When the temperature drops, I crave hot cocoa and hot cider. Years ago I had something similar to this homemade hot chocolate drink...and I.Loved.It. I mean for reals. The truffle richness of that hot chocolate drink was heaven in a cup. The glory of the mix was that it was a ganache type chocolate mixture, poured into a glass jar and kept in the freezer. When it was time I just scooped
I never got the exact recipe. Boo! However, I recently took a recipe I saw online and tweaked it to what I wanted. So today's recipe and Project Handmade Christmas Present project is this Truffle Hot Chocolate Mix. This the perfect edible gift to give this Christmas.
Truffle Hot Chocolate Mix
1 3/4 cups milk chocolate chips
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup heavy cream
1 Tbs sugar
1/8 tsp salt
In a microwave proof bowl combine all of your ingredients. Microwave in 45 sec to 1 minute intervals. Stirring with a whisk often. The first couple of minutes the mixture will not come together, but about minute 3-4 it will start to look smooth. It should only take 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 minutes for the chocolate mixture to become silky.
Let the mixture cool off for about 10 minutes. Then funnel into glass containers of your choice. One batch filled 5 tiny jars (about 2 servings a jar). I let mine set on the counter for just about another 10 minutes to continue cooling. Then I put in the freezer for 2 hours. Keep in the freezer until ready to use or give away.
To use, warm 1 to 1 1/2 cups of milk. Stir in two heaping spoonfuls and mix until chocolate is completely melted.
Let's do a photo run down, shall we??
Combine chocolate chips in a microwave proof bowl...
Microwave in 1 minute intervals, stirring often with a whisk. Do this until the mixture is silky smooth, about 4 minutes.
Gather the containers you want to use.
Using a funnel, pour the mixture into the jars evenly. Fill to just about the top.
Lick the bowl...yes this is a step in the recipe.
Top off the jars with the lids. Let rest for 10 minutes and then put in the freezer. Keep in the freezer for 2 hours. After that, keep in the freezer until ready to use or give away.
If you are giving away, dress it up all pretty before giving it away.
Here is even a tag I made that you can use...I may not have been able to use it because my printer is completely out of ink...OOPS.
Give some away, but make sure to keep a couple for yourself.
Warm some milk. Scoop some of the delightful chocolate into the milk and stir.
Then enjoy yourself the chocolatey goodness of this cup of hot chocolate.