Welcome to a story of discovery, indulgence, and the magic of Drinking Chocolate – a treat so rich and scrumptious, it’s like diving into a pool of melted chocolate. Let me take you on a journey back to a quaint café in Prague, where I first encountered this delightful concoction.

The Prague Revelation

It was a crisp evening in Prague, the city’s historical charm complimented by the enchanting aroma of traditional Czech cuisine. After a hearty meal, I wandered into a cozy café, seeking something sweet. That’s when I stumbled upon Drinking Chocolate. I’ve had hot chocolate many times, so I remember thinking, “Why haven’t we embraced this heavenly drink in America?”. I know, we have it, but it just isn’t the same.

A picture of drinking chocolate with marshmallows

The Marvel of Drinking Chocolate

Unlike your average hot chocolate, Drinking Chocolate is a lavish experience. It’s not just a drink; it’s an indulgence, a treat for true chocolate lovers. For those chocolate lovers whom, when eating a candy bar might wonder, “wouldn’t this be such a good beverage?!”. With 490 calories of pure bliss per serving, this is not your everyday cocoa. It’s a cup of rich, creamy, chocolatey heaven.

The Simple Art of Making It

The beauty of Drinking Chocolate lies in its simplicity. The recipe calls for heavy cream and whole milk, creating a creamy base, into which semi-sweet and milk chocolate chips are melted. The result? A velvety, smooth drink that’s essentially like sipping on melted chocolate.

Is Drinking Chocolate the Same as Hot Chocolate?

It’s a common question! Imagine hot chocolate, but elevate it to a gourmet level. That’s Drinking Chocolate. It’s thicker, creamier, and far more bougie than any hot chocolate I’ve ever had. It’s like comparing a cozy blanket to a fancy velvet throw – both comforting, but one is undeniably more indulgent.

Can You Make Drinking Chocolate with Water Instead of Milk?

Technically, yes, but why would you want to? The whole milk and heavy cream are what give Drinking Chocolate its signature richness and creamy texture. Using water might be lighter, but it just won’t do justice to the rich nature of this beverage.

What’s the Best Chocolate to Use for Drinking Chocolate?

The key ingredient! I always say, the better the chocolate, the better the drink. A mix of semi-sweet and milk chocolate chips works wonders. Look for high-quality chocolate with a high cocoa content for the best flavor.

Can Drinking Chocolate Be Made Vegan?

Absolutely! Swap the dairy milk for a rich, creamy plant-based alternative like coconut milk or almond milk, and use dairy-free chocolate chips. You’ll still get that rich, velvety texture and deep chocolate flavor.”

Why Drinking Chocolate is a Game-Changer

Drinking Chocolate elevates the concept of a chocolate drink to an entirely new level. It’s thicker, richer, and more indulgent than any hot chocolate I’ve ever tasted. It’s a perfect treat for a cold day, a luxurious dessert, or a decadent way to treat yourself.

A picture of spooning up drinking chocolate

3 Tips for Making the Perfect Drinking Chocolate

  • Quality Matters: Use high-quality chocolate chips for the best flavor.
  • Stir, Stir, Stir: Keep stirring while melting the chocolate to ensure a smooth texture. It’s a labor of love.
  • Serve Warm: Enjoy it freshly made and piping hot for the ultimate experience.

Equipment Essentials

  • A medium saucepan for gentle heating.
  • A whisk to ensure a smooth, velvety texture.
  • Don’t forget the cute dish and golden spoon, both purchased from a cute shop The Rosy Nook

Recipes You May Enjoy

Drinking Chocolate

Author: Madison Reid
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
This rich and creamy drink is an amazing treat. Hot Chocolate that tastes like you are drinking straight melted chocolate. This is only for true chocolate lovers, which is everyone, right?

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 12 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 12 ounces milk chocolate chips

Instructions

  • In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, place milk and cream
  • Stir while adding chocolate chips
  • Continue stirring until the chocolate is melted
  • Get out whisk and whisk quickly until smooth
  • Serve while warm

Nutrition

Calories: 490kcal Carbohydrates: 38g Protein: 6g Fat: 36g Saturated Fat: 22g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0.02g Cholesterol: 56mg Sodium: 44mg Potassium: 401mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 32g Vitamin A: 729IU Vitamin C: 0.2mg Calcium: 164mg Iron: 2mg

Have you tried this recipe?

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