Sweet World #34: Hot Chocolate

In this episode, Cindy shows you a make-ahead hot chocolate ganache, so you can have a cup of either regular or white hot chocolate whenever you'd like!

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Hot Chocolate

Chocolate Ganache:

  • 2 cups chocolate chips (bittersweet or semi-sweet)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Per serving of Hot Chocolate:

  • 3 T. Chocolate Ganache
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • whipped cream or marshmallows

1. Place chocolate and salt in a bowl. Set aside.

2. Heat heavy cream on medium high until it comes to a boil. Immediately pour cream over chocolate and stir until completely mixed and smooth. Cool to room temperature then refrigerate until ready to use. (Note: To soften the ganache, place in microwave on 1/2 power until just spoonable.)

3. When ready to serve: Place 3 tablespoons of chocolate ganache in a cup and add 1/2 cup of milk. Heat in microwave for 1-2 minutes until chocolate is melted and milk is warm. (You can also place the chocolate and the milk in a sauce and heat over medium heat until warm.)

Serve with whipped cream or marshmallows on top!

Download pdf recipe for: Hot Chocolate

White Hot Chocolate

White Chocolate Ganache:

  • 2 cups white chocolate, chopped
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1-1/2 T. butter, cut into cubes

Per Serving of White Hot Chocolate:

  • 3 T. White Chocolate Ganache
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • whipping cream

1. Put the chopped chocolate in a bowl. Set aside.

2. Heat heavy cream on medium high until it comes to a boil. Immediately pour cream over chocolate. Add butter and stir until completely mixed and smooth. Cool to room temperature then refrigerate until ready to use. (Note: To soften the ganache, place in microwave on 1/2 power until just spoonable.)

3. When Ready to Serve: For each serving, place 3T. of White Chocolate Ganache in a cup and add 1/2 cup milk. Heat in microwave for 1-2 minutes, until chocolate is melted and milk is warm. (You can also place the chocolate and the milk in a sauce pan and heat over medium heat until warm.)

Top with whipped cream.

Download pdf recipe for: White Hot Chocolate