Feeling like you’ve outgrown your average hot cocoa? Make yourself some grown up hot chocolate from scratch with cocoa, vanilla, salt, milk, and cream!
Let’s start with the obvious question – what makes this hot chocolate “grown up”? There’s the obvious answer, which is that you can add bourbon to it. But it’s grown up with or without a legally “adult” ingredient, because this is hot chocolate from scratch. In my opinion, when you start your hot chocolate with unsweetened cocoa, milk, cream, salt, and vanilla, you’ve graduated past hot chocolate’s infant, child, and adolescent phases and moved straight on to adulthood.
So, let’s be clear – this is a hot chocolate recipe for everyone. Your kids will like it, too (provided you forgo the bourbon!), though they may find it challenging it to make – that’s why it takes an adult! Okay, fine, I suppose a culinary-minded teenager could pull it off, too. It’s not a challenging recipe, as far as recipes go – it’s just advanced compared to opening a packet of instant hot cocoa!