In general, for me there is absolutely no problem waking up / getting ready early in the morning. But there are people among my acquaintances who barely wake up for dinner (and even then not always), while managing to go to work, collect children for school and further down the list.
No one will argue that there are such magical things that can please and give a piece of happiness and cheerfulness at any time of the day. Perhaps this is a good cup of strong coffee / chocolate / cocoa with marshmallow cubes, beautifully served to the morning table.
But I will not just tell you the recipe for such a magical cup, but I will teach you how to cook it in a matter of minutes every morning – that’s a bonus!)
Read the recipe to the very end, and you will understand why we use such ingredients and in such a ratio. First you need to mix the cream (33% the most) and milk in a saucepan. Here you can take only slightly less fat cream (instead of milk + cream), but when several ingredients are involved in the recipe, the taste usually becomes richer (each gives its own taste and aromatic shades).
Now about aromatization – now get a good master class on this topic. In any recipe that uses milk, cream – you can flavor them with anything. It can be citrus zest, any spices, herbs, and so on. Whatever you love and whatever comes to your mind. I suggest mint because I love it on its own and in combination with chocolate.
We need to wait until the creamy mixture just starts to boil. Turn off the heat and stir well again.
While the mixture cools slightly, break the chocolate (I take dark, it is more saturated; if you take milk, increase its amount by 10-15%) into a deep bowl in which it will be convenient to mix all this.
Now, through a sieve (after all, we have mint / zest / spices), pour the creamy mixture directly onto the chocolate.
Now mix the mixture well, ideally with a silicone spatula. At first, it may seem that everything has stratified, the chocolate has gone in flakes and everything is spoiled. Don’t be afraid, keep stirring. I will specifically show a lot of photos of the process. As a result, you will get a homogeneous chocolate mass of rich color.
The resulting mixture, and this is a real ganache, is poured into a jar, cooled and put in the refrigerator. At first it will be quite liquid, but in the morning it will be quite thick. Everything is as it should be!)
After 2-3 hours, and preferably the next day, you will get a thick chocolate ganache. It will easily keep in a closed jar for 2 weeks in the refrigerator. And here’s the best part – making morning hot chocolate will be as easy as shelling pears. Pour milk into a mug and heat in the microwave for a minute and a half. Add the required amount of ganache (2 to 4 tablespoons) and mix well.
And that’s what we get: an incredibly rich hot chocolate with a stylish mint flavor, which is prepared in 2.5 minutes in the morning. This despite the fact that you can heat one or three cups of milk at once, add to each ganache (quantity – to taste) and get an excellent morning invigorating drink. Although why in the morning, in the evening with a couple of cookies – also great! Serve with marshmallows and, for special aesthetes, grated chocolate.