Winter time screams hot chocolate doesn't it? Me, being the chocoholic I've always been, I'm fully stuck with hot chocolate mix during winter. I do NOT like instant cocoa powder which is why I came up with my own mix. Good hot chocolate requires good chocolate (duh). The reason I mention that is because a lot of people buy low quality stuff and expect to get the best results. In this case, it doesn't work like that but it is so worth it to invest a little more in good chocolate for any hot chocolate recipe.
Callebaut, El Rey, Valrhona Barry are some of the chocolate couvertures I like to use to make hot chocolate. There are few more out there that are excellent choices for it too… Just taste a few and find what you like, for this recipe I'm using 70% Callebaut.
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-1 pound chocolate 63% to 70%
(depending how bitter you like it),
-1 cup powder milk
-1 1/2 tbsp potato starch
Mix all the ingredients and store it in an airtight container. To make hot
chocolate, combine 1/2 cup of hot chocolate mix to 1/2 cup of hot water,
boil until thick and chocolate has dissolved. If you find it too rich, you can
just add warm milk.