Homemade Hot Chocolate with Old-Fashioned Doughnut Sticks

Total Time:
1 hr 50 min
45 min
45 min
20 min

8 servings

  • 8 cups whole milk
  • 16 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped small or chips
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Old-Fashioned Doughnut Sticks, recipe follows
  • Old-Fashioned Doughnut Sticks:
  • Doughnuts:
  • Nonstick spray, for pan
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Glaze:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk, more as needed
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Bring the milk, chocolate, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla extract to a simmer in a medium saucepan. Whisk until completely melted and smooth.

  • Serve with the Old-Fashioned Doughnut Sticks.

  • Special equipment: two 6-well eclair pans

  • For the dougnuts: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray two 6-well eclair pans with nonstick spray.

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt to combine. Add the milk, egg, vanilla and butter, and mix gently until combined.

  • Fill the wells of the prepared eclair pans about halfway with the batter.

  • Bake until the doughnuts spring back when touched and a toothpick comes out clean, 10 minutes. Transfer the pans to a rack set over a baking sheet; let cool for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the doughnuts from the pans and let cool completely on the rack.

  • For the glaze: Whisk the confectioners' sugar and milk together until smooth.

  • Dunk the doughnuts in the glaze to coat completely. Transfer to a rack and let set for 10 minutes before serving.

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