I know I say things like this a lot, but there really is nothing I like better than chocolate. When I reminisce about certain family traditions I can literally taste chocolate. One stand out memory I have is of my dad taking us all out to get the Christmas tree. Growing up, there was never a tree picking without a creamy mug of hot chocolate afterwards, and I’m not talking hot milk with a little chocolate syrup. My dad would make hot chocolate from scratch and there are no words to describe how delicious it tasted as we sat around the bare, pine-scented Christmas tree discussing which side to display to get the most glorious impact.
I can’t say my father ever brought out a rice cooker to make this delectable drink, but if he could see how easy it makes this recipe he just might have tried it. For my family, the first round of hot chocolate was always the beginning of Christmas. Now, I share the recipe with you in hopes of warming up your family’s holiday.
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup heavy cream
4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Optional (but highly suggested): whipped cream and mini marshmallows
Press the Sauté-Then-Simmer™ button on your Aroma Rice Cooker and add first 3 ingredients to the inner pot.
Stir until sugar dissolves then cook, stirring frequently, for another 2 minutes.
Add milk and keep stirring until hot, but not boiling.
Add vanilla and spices just before serving.
Ladle into mugs and top with whipped cream and mini marshmallows. Enjoy!