Homemade hot chocolate is one of those things that spoil you forever. Once you make it at home you just can’t go back to those ready-go packets of hot cocoa anymore.
It’s like comparing homemade truffles to a Hershey’s bar from last year’s Halloween. It’s just not even a contest.
Real homemade hot chocolate is thick, rich, and the real essence of what chocolate in a glass on a cold day should be.
Hot Chocolate vs. Hot Cocoa
How is hot chocolate different from hot cocoa? Hot chocolate is basically like drinking a melted candy bar; the chopped chocolate contains cocoa butter which makes it richer and smoother. Cocoa is powdered and contains no cocoa butter and thus very little fat. It also contains dried milk, sugar, and added flavors.
This is the real stuff, and once you try it you may never want drink hot cocoa again! The recipe here serves four, it…