If you’re looking for a hot cocoa recipe that is deliciously unique, this one's for you. Bitter cocoa, dark chocolate, and rose simple syrup come together creating alchemy in a mug. Sure, you could pull this recipe out on Valentine’s Day and impress your honey. Or, you could just make this rose hot cocoa recipe whenever you’re craving something warm and tasty.
INGREDIENTS YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE A ROSE HOT CHOCOLATE
- ⅓ C Unsweetened Cocoa or Cacao Powder
- ½ C Water
- 3 C Unsweetened Hemp Milk
- 1/2 C Social Mixers Rose Simple Syrup
- 4 ounces (½ C) Dark Chocolate, Finely Chopped
- Optional Toppings: Whipped Cream, Sprinkles, Marshmallows, Chocolate Shavings
HOW TO MAKE A ROSE COCOA WITH DARK CHOCOLATE
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk together cocoa powder and water until smooth. This takes about 30 seconds.
- Whisk in milk and Social Mixers Rose Simple Syrup.
- Once heated, add chopped chocolate. Wait 20 seconds and then whisk until chocolate has melted. Remove from heat.
- Assemble your rose hot cocoa: Evenly distribute hot cocoa between 4 mugs. Top with your favorite fun cocoa toppings!
TIPS & TRICKS FOR MAKING YOUR ROSE HOT COCOA
This recipe calls for dark chocolate. I used Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Morsels but any dark chocolate bar should work!
If all you have is unsweetened chocolate, you may want to add another tablespoon of syrup to balance the bitterness of the chocolate.
Unsweetened hemp milk was used for its fairly neutral flavor and creamy consistency. If you can tolerate dairy, whole milk would be delicious. Unsweetened almond or soy milks would also work well in the recipe.
If all you have is a sweetened non-dairy milk, adjust the syrup accordingly to avoid having too sweet a drink.
Create a hot cocoa bar with fun toppings! Bowls of marshmallows, fun sprinkles, chocolate shavings, and whipped cream allow for everyone to personalize their mug o’ chocolate.