We are big hot chocolate drinkers around this house and always leave some out for Santa on Christmas Eve. Last year we added some malt powder to it for an extra special flavor and it was outstanding. Santa even left us a note saying thank you because he loved it so much. I think one of the reasons he liked it was because it tasted like a melted chocolate malt milkshake – always a favorite soda fountain treat. Here is how we made it last year and plan to make it again in a few days!
Santa’s Favorite Malted Hot Chocolate Recipe
adapted from the Hershey’s Hot Chocolate recipe on the box
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup malted milk powder
4 cups milk
1. In a saucepan over medium heat stir together the sugar, cocoa, water and malted milk powder until smooth. Slowly stir in the milk and stir until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Allow to cool slightly before pouring in a mug and serving.