Dec 10, 2011

Hot Chocolate Drink / Hot Cocoa / Chocolate Milk / Cafe au Chocolat – Christmas Recipes

No one can say no to hot chocolate specially if it is raining and cold outside..I made this on a cold day and a day when I was craving for chocolate and a day when I want some thing hot..Then you all know what will come to my mind..It is this goodness.The flavours just waft through the house as you make it..Specially the smell of cinnamon..Was total heaven..

I made this a week ago and got some leftover, then I thought of freezing it and have it like icecream the next day..And believe it or not it was so good..I finished the entire thing by myself..If I think of Christmas the first thing which comes to my mind is chocolate and cold days..If I think of cold days the first thing which comes to my mind is this delicious stuffs…I think this is enough for now..

So without any more delay off you go to the step by step recipe with pictures..


Whole Milk – ½ litre
Vanilla Essence -1 tsp
Sugar- 1 tsp or to taste
Dark Chocolate Chips-3 tblspn
Cinnamon Stick / Pattai – 1 small stick
Salt – a pinch
Cocoa – 1 tsp + extra for topping
Cream for topping


Take sugar and cocoa in a sauce pan and mix well…Slowly add in milk and mix well..

Put this sauce pan on the stove and heat it up…Add salt, vanilla, cinnamon and mix well.

When this starts to boil add in chocolate chips and stir till melts..

Now take a sieve and filter this hot chocolate in a jug..

Pour this in your  favorite cup and dust with some cocoa and pour some fresh cream on top..

Enjoy this with your favorite cookbook..


Take all your ingrediants
Try to find best quality chocolate
you will need some cream to top your hot chocolate...You can use icecream if you like
take sugar and cocoa in your saucepan
and mix well
pour milk slowly
and mix well
now heat it so that it comes to a boil
add salt
and some vanilla in
when it reaches boiling stage add chocolate in
and mix well
bring it to a boil
now strain it
and discard the solids
Hot chocolate done
Now take you favorite cup
and fill it with this goodness
now take some cocoa and dust it
like this..This is entirely optional
now drizzle your fresh cream...
have this with your favorite cookbook on hand
love it anytime


veena krishnakumar said... Best Blogger Tips

Yumm Yumm I want too... too inviting.
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Aruna Manikandan said... Best Blogger Tips

looks yummy yum :)

mariatem said... Best Blogger Tips

Que rico, un chocolate caliente siempre viene bien, me encanta.

Priya's Feast said... Best Blogger Tips

Hot chocolate luks luscious and yummy

Cool Lassi(e) said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome drink for a cold winter night!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

So pretty, lovely and delicious - the only thing is I really can't wait until Christmas - too delicious!
mary x

Amina Khaleel said... Best Blogger Tips

wow... hot chocolate looks so delicious... bookmarking it...

Jay said... Best Blogger Tips

excellent this amazingly tasty drink..:)
Tasty Appetite

Chitra said... Best Blogger Tips

perfect for winter:)

Tina said... Best Blogger Tips

So creamy and perfect...

Suja said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow creamy and delicious..

Amelia's De-ssert said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Aarthi, love your hot chocolate. Thanks for sharing the step by step pictures. I would love to have a sip now. ;)
have a nice day.

Sensible Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy looking hot chocolate, love the heart on top.

anthony stemke said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely cocoas.I like the method with the chocolate chips.
Thanks for this.

Pranati Nath said... Best Blogger Tips

wow..That really appeals to me. ..i want it...its soooo inviting , delicious...mmmmmm...
Could you please link it to my on going event Yummy
Dessert 4 New Year using my logo

affectionz said... Best Blogger Tips

where do u get chocolate chips from i stay in Bangalore and still dont now were to find them??
i would love to now which brand cream do you use..??

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@affectionz I buy chocolate chips online from a wholesale vendor..I am not where it will be available in bangalore.

I always use amul fresh cream for recipes like this and curries..When it come to baking, i mostly use whipping cream powder, which i buy from the same vendor.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Can we use dark chocolate compound instead of chocolate chips?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@AnonymousCompound chocolate wont taste good in this, you have to use best dark chocolate for this. You can even try bournville.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi aarthi,
I follow all your recipes. I love them. Your pics help us a lot. I have stopped even looking at other sites.
Please tell me some recipes using chocolate syrup. Can we use syrup instead of cocoa powder?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@AnonymousYes u can i hope.but taste will vary