The second it starts to get cool....not cold...cool....then it's time to break out the hot chocolate.
Not just heated up chocolate milk...no no no, legit, hard-core hot chocolate.
The best, most deliciousness hot chocolate is non other than....
Have you not tried this rich, warm, goodness?
Gasp!! You must. It is wonderful.
My mom disappointed me a few weeks ago by offering me some hot chocolate. I eagerly accepted, and was alarmed by what I drank. It was not Abuelita, and I was not prepared for that. How could she? She served me a powered mix hot chocolate. It was like being handed, and drinking tea when you were expecting a soda. Blah!
I'll let you know in advance this does take a little more time than just throwing some chocolate milk in the microwave. It's takes about a 20 minute to make, but sooo worth it.
You know....I've never read the instructions on how to make this, but I'll let you know how I prepare it. I start off with a disk/block of Abuelita chocolate and melt it over heat with a bit of water (just enough to cover the bottom of the pan I'm using). I use water and not milk because I don't want to cook my milk.
Once the block is fully melted I add milk. No measurements I just eyeball it. If I add too much milk I just add half a disk of chocolate, but then gotta wait longer for the disk to fully melt in the milk.
Let the milk heat up to the temperature you want. I like mine hot. I then blend it to fully mix the chocolate with the milk. The chocolate can tend to be a bit grainy at the bottom if not mixed well. I use to hate this part when I would have to pour it into a blender, but last year I bought this handy dandy hand blender, so now I can just mix away in the pan I prepared it in. Mmmmm.... look at that frothy top.
Add some marshmallows, whip cream, and a fancy glass doesn't hurt either, and enjoy. Yay!