Today I share with you this delicious special Hot Cocoa for this Christmas season and for those countries where we will be spending Christmas in the middle of winter, but you can also enjoy it at any time of the year because it is simply so comforting. Hot cocoa is usually associated with those cold days, but I tell you as an anecdote that when I was little, on birthdays, whether it was summer, they served us the classic hot cocoa regardless of whether it was very hot outside or not.
Perhaps as an idea, in those places where it is very hot, you can serve it cold and I assure you it will be just as delicious. Another important detail is that it contains a little cornstarch to give it a much more delicious texture and I recommend it 100%.
December 25 in the morning is an incredible opportunity and delicious idea for breakfast, you can complement it with salty things too. But I assure you that the little ones in the house will love this presentation.
You can put together this table of delicacies with various cookies, of course the classic gingerbread ones, on my blog there are many types of cookies so you can take a look, here is a link HERE.
On this occasion, with the help of some silicone molds I made some chocolate balls and filled them with marshmallow, it is a very delicious alternative to add to hot chocolate when you serve it.
- 500 ml (17 fl oz) of milk
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder (unsweetened)
- 85 g (3 oz) of a piece of chopped semi-sweet or bitter chocolate
- 4 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- optional: whipping cream or similar to place on top
- Pour some of the cold milk into a glass to dissolve the cornstarch.
- Then in a pot place the milk, sugar and vanilla extract.
- When the milk picks up some temperature, add the cocoa powder and chopped chocolate piece.
- Integrate everything very well, and when it comes to a boil, lower the heat and add the dissolved cornstarch.
- Mix well and leave until it boils again.
- Serve with whipping cream on top or cookies or anything to your liking.
- Prep Time: 20 min
- Cook Time: 15 min
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Pan
- Cuisine: Easy
Keywords: chocolate, cocoa, breakfast, cookies, Christmas
They can accompany hot cocoa not only with cookies but also with marshmallows or candy canes.
Remember that you can also make the iced version of this delicious recipe, you just have to wait for it to cool and then add ice!