My family loves hot chocolate, especially on chilly days like today. This very rich, sweet hot chocolate is a perfect treat and dessert to warm up after a day of playing in the snow.
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 Tablespoons Cinnamon Blue Agave
- 1 star anise
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips chop up for faster and smoother melting
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 1/2 cup hot milk
In a medium sauce pan, combine heavy cream, agave, and star anise and bring to a simmer. If you do not have Cinnamon Blue Agave, add instead Blue Agave and one cinnamon stick.
Once your liquid is simmering, turn off the heat, remove the anise (and cinnamon stick if you chose that route) and slowly add in the chocolate. Stir until smooth.
You can use this immediately or let it cool.
Stir in the water then the milk and serve.
~If the hot chocolate is too rich or thick for you, add more water/milk.
~Don't want to make hot chocolate? Try saving the ganache to top cakes or add to chocolate candies!