We’re always delighted to hear from chocolate lovers around the world, but over the past week we’ve been bowled over by the number of people who responded to our recent email about the chocolate drinks (both drinking chocolate and tea!) that we shared on Sunday Brunch.
You’ve been getting in touch to asked for top tips to craft the ultimate drinking chocolate. With a chill in the air, it’s easy to see why curling up with a mug of hot chocolate seems like an irresistible treat.
What about toppings?
For some people, they key to creating a ‘premium’ hot chocolate is the toppings – whipped cream, marshmallows and sugary syrups. We tend to disagree. Toppings can be great fun, but when it comes to making a truly great drinking chocolate, less really is more. After all, when you add lots of synthetic toppings to a low quality drinking chocolate, all you are really doing is masking the flavour of the drink itself.
We believe that the only two ingredients you need to make a truly exceptional drinking chocolate are top quality craft chocolate and hot milk. What’s more, each drink uses just 25-30g of chocolate, so whilst January is often a time of year for cutting back, a mug of drinking chocolate is a delicious way to enjoy craft chocolate without breaking all your resolutions.
How to make drinking chocolate
So without further ado, we present our video guide to creating the ultimate drinking chocolate. For our pick of the best couvertures to use to make drinking chocolate, please visit our Drinking Chocolate homepage.
We hope you enjoy!