Bacon Hot Chocolate

We can’t think of a better use for rendered bacon fat than a base for rich, thick hot chocolate. This recipe may seem a little unconventional, but it's only because you've never tasted the deliciously rich hot chocolate that it will produce!

Bacon Hot Chocolate

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

5 minutes

Serves

4 people

We can’t think of a better use for rendered bacon fat than a base for rich, thick hot chocolate. This recipe may seem a little unconventional, but it’s only because you’ve never tasted the deliciously rich hot chocolate that it will produce!

This recipe is part of four bacon-based recipes, courtesy of Applegate.

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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons rendered Applegate Naturals® Sunday Bacon® Brand bacon fat, melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 ounces (about 1/2 cup) bittersweet chocolate chips

Preparation

  • 1 Whisk together the bacon fat and cornstarch in a medium heavy saucepan.
  • 2 Whisk in the milk, cocoa powder, sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Bring to a simmer over high heat, whisking, then simmer 1 minute and remove from heat.
  • 3 Whisk in the chocolate chips until melted.

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