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How to make a cup of thick hot chocolate

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With winter and its freezing days fast approaching, who doesn't dream about cosy nights in, sitting on the sofa and staring lazily at the fireplace while sipping a thick, creamy hot chocolate? Just follow these few easy steps and you'll soon be able to hold in your hands a cup of this delicious nectar...
What you'll need: 
1 tablespoon full of cocoa powder
2 tablespoons of sugar
2 teaspoons of potato starch
250 ml of milk
Mix all the ingredients - apart from the milk - in a small saucepan, making sure the cocoa powder doesn't present any lumps.
Without turning the hob on yet, start adding the milk gradually, one spoon after the other, and keep stirring at the same time, until all the milk is in the saucepan and all the ingredients have mixed together harmoniously.
Turn on the hob and keep stirring the dark brown mixture.
After 10 minutes, the mixture will become thicker. This is when you need to start stirring with energy, making sure the chocolate doesn't get stuck to the bottom of the pan.
3 minutes later, the hot chocolate will start boiling slightly, becoming even thicker. Just turn off the hob and serve in your favourite cup!
Add a pinch of cinnamon and/or some whipped cream to make it even more special!
The quantities I indicated are suitable for 1 person.


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