Homemade Raspberry Hot Chocolate is an easy recipe. This hot cocoa recipe will melt winter away. It’s a perfect sip on cold days and snow days.
Homemade Raspberry Hot Chocolate
This simple hot cocoa (or, chocolat chaud as they say in French) recipe is calling all CHOCOLATE LOVERS! It’s been a few years, but I went to Paris with one of my dearest friends; she is the sister I never had. She is tenacious, in the best way possible, in doing her homework when traveling. A planner through and through, creating a daily itinerary with locations pre-mapped so that we can maximize our experience based on our location. I am the beneficiary of her skill. Her travel itineraries are like a ‘fortune map’ for me filled with memorable experiences, surprises and fun facts that she’s collected in her planning journey.
One of her discoveries delivered us for a sight seeing break to a famous café called Angelina’s which is near the Louvre: they are known for their hot chocolate & desserts. And, that was the plan… ‘to sip hot chocolat at Angelina’s‘. It was by far the most decadent cup of hot chocolate I have ever sipped. ‘Rich‘ in every sense of the word, as it relates to chocolate, that your palate can imagine.
A few years ago when I was working Valentine’s recipes, this entire experience flashed into my mind and I couldn’t resist a sip of a decadent hot cocoa to share. Now I’m pulling it out for a snow day sip! It’s fitting for both!
Check out how easy this is to make. But don’t be fooled by it’s simplicity; it’s rich in flavor & will melt a winter day away. If you are cooking with kids, this is a terrific recipe to make with them filled with many lessons: the importance of temperatures, the magic of extracts & safety in the kitchen.
Relax, enjoy the sips and ‘bon appetit‘…
- 2 cups milk or cream
- 3/4 cup dark chocolate morsels
- 1 teaspoon of raspberry extract
Warm the milk over a low heat (never high, it will scald the milk & you won't like your hot chocolate & I want you to like your hot chocolate).
Add in the dark chocolate morsels & stir as they melt into the milk.
Once the chocolate has fully melted, add in the raspberry extract. Stir & serve...
More on Making this Recipe:
Dairy Free: Can you use coconut milk when making this recipe? ABSOLUTELY! Go for it…
Can you use almond milk when making this recipe? CERTAINLY! Why not?
Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate: Want it even more decadent? Add an extra 1/4 cup of dark chocolate (it’s even more like Angelina’s).
Rich and Decadent: What do they use in France? CREAM! But, I feel like I gained 5 pounds by simply saying that word… I tend to simply use a low fat milk, but YES, you can use whatever you want!
Smoothie Love: Would you like a healthier, chocolatey Drink Option? Check out my Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie! It’s delicious in whole different refreshing kind of way….