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How to make European hot chocolate at home without a mix or machine

European hot chocolate is a delicious and sophisticated drink they can be made very easily in your own kitchen without any special ingredients or equipment. Microwave half a cup of water and a tablespoon of sugar for one minute or until boiling. Chop European style hot chocolate is deliciousEuropean style hot chocolate is deliciousup one ounce of semisweet or bittersweet chocolate and place it in a mug. Pour a few tablespoons of the hot water over it and stir it with a spoon. Gradually add more water as it starts to melt, until it is fully mixed. Microwave ½ cup of milk for one minute or until hot. Stir this into the chocolate mixture. Add a tablespoon of cold cream if you have some. Top with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, cocoa powder, cinnamon, or ground nutmeg if you desire.

Mocha: use a shot of espresso or coffee in place of the water. You can easily make your own espresso with a stovetop espresso maker. You can buy one at Target, Wal-Mart or Amazon for $7. Read our guide to making espresso without a machine for more details.

Add a half teaspoon of vanilla or almond extract to give it extra flavor.

Add ¼ cup of almonds and grind thoroughly in a blender for thick, frothy Mexican-style hot chocolate.

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by Olivia Wilson on Mon, 01/18/2010 - 22:11

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