Monday, February 1, 2010

Buttered Hot Chocolate

My Mema used to make me something called Chocolate Toast. She basically made this thick chocolate sauce laden with butter. She'd toast up some bread and cut it into strips. Then you'd dunk your toast strips into the sauce and eat it. It was called breakfast. It was divine. Now that I'm an adult eating something like that for breakfast seems sinful, but I really wanted to recapture that memory/taste. I made what I'm calling Mema's Decadent Hot Chocolate based off her chocolate sauce recipe. And perhaps since I'm visiting her this weekend, she'll take me on a trip down memory lane, and I can be a kid again, just for a day.
ps. recipe udpdated 12/10 to remove white sugar.

Mema's Decadent Hot Chocolate

2 tbsp cocoa powder
2-3 tbsp maple syrup
2 tsp butter
1 cup milk (I use Raw)
2-3 tbsp heavy cream
a dash of vanilla
sprinkle of cinnamon (optional)

Mix all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring up to a simmer whisking well. Pour into a mug and serve with marshmallows or whip cream. Makes 1 serving.


  1. Mema rocks! She KNOWS how to make hot chocolate. I have never put in butter though. I bet that makes it ridiculously delicious. I like to put some cinnamon in mine. I like it a little spicy.

  2. Jules- Totally, the butter makes it super rich, it seems weird to add to a drink, but let me tell you there is no hot chocolate like it, I've been on a mission. I also love adding cinnamon! I've tried adding a teensy bit of chipolte powder too, but sometimes I like it plain.


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