S’mores Hot Chocolate
You know what’s strange? The fact that I’ll drink hot coffee and cardamom tea lattes all year ’round, even on 100 degree days. It always feels right. Especially with a shot of caramel syrup for coffee, or a scoop of ice cream for affogato coffee.
But hot chocolate? I’ve never even considered drinking it in the summer. I’m all about the caramel iced coffee, all the time.
Maybe it’s best that way. It gives you something to look forward to after being outside on a cold day.
It can be slowly savored knowing that it’s a special treat for just one season of the year.
Milk Means More is collecting “holi-dairy” recipes this year. Because the holidays just wouldn’t be the same without dairy, right? Butter is a must for flaky pie crusts and sweet treats like Baileys brownies.
My family wouldn’t have a holiday get-together without a cheese and crackers plate. And just TRY to make hot chocolate without milk.
I wanted to offer a totally simple classic hot chocolate with a special twist. Simply use honey and graham cracker crumbs to crust the rim of your mugs, then pour in easy homemade hot chocolate.
Pop some marshmallows on skewers, and toast them like you would for a s’more. I (carefully) used my blowtorch (because hello, who doesn’t want an excuse to use a blowtorch, right?), but this can easily be done over a gas flame on your stove, or even under the broiler.
S'mores Hot Chocolate
- 6 cups milk
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 12 marshmallows
- 6 small skewers
- In a medium saucepot, heat milk and sugar to simmering over medium heat, about 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from heat; whisk in chocolate chips until smooth.
- Meanwhile, place honey on small plate. Invert 6 mugs into honey; slide around until rims are lightly coated in honey. Place graham cracker crumbs in small bowl; twist mug rims into crumbs until coated.
- Thread 2 marshmallows onto each skewer. Using kitchen blowtorch, open flame on gas stove, or broiler, lightly toast marshmallows.
- Divide hot chocolate between prepared mugs. Garnish with marshmallow skewers and serve immediately.
Disclosure: As a Milk Means More Ambassador, this post was sponsored by The United Dairy Industry of Michigan. Posts like this help me pay for the costs associated with this blog (groceries … lots of groceries), and help support me as I pursue a career in recipe development and food photography. All opinions are 100% my own.
My son and stepdaughter both have their birthday in July, and we always have hot chocolate for our birthdays – even the ones in summer;-)
Great idea with the torched marshmellows! I also think, it would be tasty with gingerbread crumbs for the rim? 🙂
That’s a cute tradition, Lene! My birthday is in January, so I HAVE to have hot chocolate on my birthday, too 🙂 I love the idea for gingerbread crumbs for the rim!
It looks very attractive. I love chocolate and your recipe is really great.
Yum!! Since I’m not much of a coffee drinker, I always look forward to hot chocolate, though I’m not likely to drink it in hot weather. I like this take on it.
Thanks Susan! Have a great weekend!