22 oz mug. 6 packets of hot cocoa mix. Just enough hot water to dissolve it. Fill the rest of the mug with heavy cream. Comes out to about 2700 calories if I remember right. I haven’t made it in a lot of years.
@hchavers@j37hr0 jalapeno juice OMG my kid would drink that straight out of the can. I was convinced she had zero taste buds to be able to do that. Also she used cayenne like it was sugar or salt or something.
There is a very good one I bought at Costco-from Starbucks! It is a large tin. The one I bought last week was to replace the one that had a “best by” date of 2013. It was still good a month ago, but now it is discarded.
An immersion blender does an excellent job of producing frothy-as-you-like hot cocoa, but the secret is to use a 30 oz vacuum-insulated tumbler to do the mixing, and then pour the finished product into the vessel of choice for consumption. I use our Kitchenaid unit. (Street price varies, we paid about $58 early last year, might have been a refurb.)
I went online looking for the Cocomotion last night and saw those outrageous prices. Stupid Mr. Coffee - they also discontinued my favorite mug activated warmer some time ago, so I’ve stocked up when I see them cheapish on Ebay, but of course they’re pricey too. I’m tempted by the Cocomotion but afraid it will take too much counter space.
@bblood@cowgel@Kyeh My chocomotion arrived. My Cadbury’s drinking chocolate too. The hot chocolate is not as sweet as I’m used to but it’s pretty darned good. Thanks for the recommendation, it’s money well spent. Especially since McDonalds here isn’t selling it any more.
@compunaut It arrived and I like it!
The almond flavor isn’t strong, but it’s definitely better than Swiss Miss or Nestle, etc. Now I’m thinking of getting the plain chocolate - it’s easier to find and I can always add some almond extract.
I’ve mixed my own, but i usually just use the packet stuff from HEB, made in hot milk. Anyone found attempting to put coffee in my chocolate will never be found again. And water, feh, no. I want the added body of the milk. But not boiled; just hot enough provides the best result in my opinion; slightly above drinkable temp when the mix goes in, so that it’s just at drinkable temp when done stirring. A dash of cinnamon, or pie spice, is optional.
We had a restaurant supply shop nearby that unfortunately got driven out of business last year. They carried service size packs of Nestle’s dark chocolate mix that tasted better than the retail store Nestle’s packets though we did up the chocolate to water or milk ratio about 50% over the instructions; it became our favorite quick and easy hot chocolate mix though I like Alton Brown’s (see above) better.