Friday, December 2, 2011

Hot Chocolate or Hot Cocoa?

There is a difference between Hot Chocolate and Hot Cocoa.  Hot Chocolate is made with real chocolate that has been shaved and then melted into the milk.  Hot Cocoa is made with Cocoa powder. Both are very enjoyable!  If you have never tried "Hot Chocolate" stop by any Williams Sonoma this season.  They are usually setting out samples of Hot Chocolate to try. 

If you want to make Hot Cocoa there is trick that will make it easier.  First make sure you have a quality Cocoa Powder.  Most recipes will have a pinch of salt.  Mix the Sugar, Salt and Cocoa Powder together and then add a small amount of hot water to make a paste.  When you do this is much easier to add the hot milk and have a smooth blended drink.

Stay Warm!!