Double-Malted Hot Chocolate
This is the ultimate in homemade hot chocolates!
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/3 cup bittersweet chocolate wafers, (or a chopped bar; 60-70% cacao mass)
- 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons malted milk powder
- 2 tablespoons whiskey
Heat the milk in a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan, swirling occasionally, until the milk is steaming and small bubbles form around the edges. Remove from the heat, and add the chocolate and milk powder, and whisk like mad until the hot chocolate is slightly frothy and the chocolate is completely incorporated, 30 seconds or so. Stir in the whiskey, pour into small cups, and top with a grating of chocolate.
Do use a good chocolate that you like the flavor of here; Tcho, Scharffen Berger and Valrhona are all excellent choices.
Malted milk powder can sometimes be found near the ice cream section in markets, I picked mine up in the swoon-worthy bulk section at San Francisco's Rainbow Grocery Co-op.
The amount of whiskey I use is relatively small and blends with the flavors of the malted milk; add more if you like, though you may need to add more milk powder as well.
Grate a bit of chocolate over the top with a Microplane.
Nutritional values are based on one of two drinks.
Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 368mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Calcium: 172mg | Iron: 1.8mg