Hot chocolate with homemade marshmallow topping

Make cocoa the kids will go coo-coo for! The trick? Homemade marshmallow topping. Follow this recipe from Sarah Kosikowski, executive pastry chef at Chicago’s Sixteen Restaurant.

Ingredients

Hot chocolate
  • 2 cups chocolate milk
  • 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate, chopped (Sarah prefers Valrhona 62%)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Marshmallow topping
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 egg whites

Directions

To make hot chocolate:
  1. Bring milk to a boil.
  2. Slowly pour boiled milk over chopped bittersweet chocolate, mixing constantly until fully incorporated.
  3. Add vanilla extract.
  4. Spoon marshmallow topping onto the hot cocoa.
  5. Serve immediately, and reheat if necessary.
To make marshmallow topping:
  1. While boiling milk, combine corn syrup, water and sugar in a saucepan. Cook to 238° F, monitoring with a thermometer.
  2. Begin whipping whites on medium speed in the bowl of a stand mixer.
  3. Slowly pour in hot sugar mixture.
  4. Whip for 5-7 minutes or until slightly cooled and thickened.
  5. Top hot cocoa.
- Advertisement -

LATEST STORIES

What You Can Do to Relieve COVID-19 Vaccine Symptoms

Why does the vaccine make some people feel awful?

Chicago’s Preschool Application Is Open

Brought to you by Chicago Early Learning.

Small Acts Build a Kinder World

Brought to you by Sacred Heart Schools Chicago.

12 Chicagoland Farmers Markets for Families

Support local farmers at these markets!


- Advertisement -