For the Love of Hot Chocolate

Spiced Hot Chocolate recipe from The Jane Austen Centre.

Hot Chocolate
2 cups water
1/4 cup sugar
1 strip lemon peel 1″ by 2″
1 3″ cinnamon stick
pinch of ground cloves
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1tsp vanilla
1/2 cup heavy cream

Heat the first 5 ingredients to boiling, reduce heat simmer 3 min. Remove from heat whisk in cocoa and vanilla until foamy.Strain into warmed cups. Top with whipped cream.
When using real milk in your hot cocoa, never overheat. Overheating milk destroys the flavor and texture. Milk temperature should never exceed 170-degrees.

For ways to enhance your packaged cocoa for a truely gourmet treat and to read about Jane’s connection to Hot Chocolate please read their post titled A Passion for Hot Chocolate.

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