have a hot chocolate holiday (a friday series)
I know! I thought of butter and maple syrup too! What a coincidence, right?!
I saw a few weeks ago that a lady had made hot chocolate using butter and maple flavoring in her recipe. So, I decided to take a normal hot chocolate recipe and add those two ingredients to it to see if it was any good. I couldn’t find maple flavoring, however. So I opted for 100% maple syrup.
Here is what you’ll need to serve 8 people this odd concoction.
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 TBS cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 8 cups milk
- 1/4 cup 100% maple syrup
- 1 TBS vanilla
- 2 TBS butter
- 1 1/2 cup mini marshmallows or 10 big ones
Mix the first 4 ingredients together on medium/high until sugar is dissolved. Then lower your heat to medium/low and add the rest of your ingredients. Heat, stirring occasionally, until the marshmallows are completely dissolved.
Serve in mugs – extra mallows are optional.
What did we think of this strange mix?
My daughter doesn’t really enjoy maple flavor or maple syrup. She says it tastes like nuts. However, she said this, “I really, really like it. It isn’t really a hot chocolate though. I think it would be the best chocolate drink ever if you added whipped cream and maybe a bit of half and half.”
Did my boys like it?
Does it have sugar in it?
I caught the boys initial reactions on video. This was a candid one-take movie so I apologize for any of their goofy-ness. They lose all sense in front of the video camera - especially when they can see themselves. At least nobody picked their nose.
And I don’t know why their heads look a little squished. It didn’t look like that till after I edited it. It’s only a slight squishing – you guys probably wouldn’t have even noticed had I not said anything.
As for me – I really, really liked the unusual flavor in this hot chocolaty drink. Maybe a little less sugar is the only thing I might do differently? Either way it was very, extremely, completely delicious. I give it five stars. Really.
Next week we’ll be crock potting our hot chocolate. It’s the easiest hot chocolate you’ll ever make.
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