Magic in a Mug: How to Make Mushroom Hot Chocolate recipe

If you want to elevate your hot chocolate game, this creamy mushroom hot chocolate recipe is just the thing for you! Don’t let the idea of mushrooms in your cocoa scare you away; they add a rich, earthy depth that pairs perfectly with the sweet and creamy chocolate.

This delightful beverage is perfect for sipping on a chilly evening or as a unique addition to your next gathering. Let’s dive into this magical mushroom hot chocolate recipe!

Mushroom Hot Chocolate Recipe
Mushroom Hot Chocolate Recipe

How To make Mushroom Hot Chocolate Recipe?

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Serving Size: 2 cups


For the Hot Chocolate:

  • 2 cups of whole milk (or a non-dairy alternative for a vegan version)
  • 3 ounces of high-quality dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt

For the Mushroom Infusion:

  • 1 cup of white button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter (or vegan butter for a vegan version)
  • 1/4 cup of hot water

Toppings (Optional):

  • Whipped cream (or coconut whipped cream for a vegan version)
  • Shaved dark chocolate
  • Ground cinnamon or nutmeg
  • Sliced mushrooms (lightly sautéed for garnish)

Step-by-Step Directions:

1. Prepare the Mushroom Infusion:

In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the sliced mushrooms and sauté until they turn golden brown, about 5-7 minutes.

Once the mushrooms are caramelized, pour in the hot water and simmer for 2-3 minutes. This will create a flavorful mushroom broth.

2. Strain the Mushroom Broth:

Strain the mushroom broth into a separate bowl or container using a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth. Discard the sautéed mushrooms or save them for another dish if you’d like.

3. Prepare the Hot Chocolate Base:

Heat the milk over medium heat in a clean saucepan until it’s steaming but not boiling. Stir occasionally to prevent scorching.

4. Add the Chocolate:

Once the milk is hot, reduce the heat to low and add the chopped dark chocolate. Stir continuously until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is smooth.

5. Incorporate Cocoa and Sugar:

 Whisk in the unsweetened cocoa powder and sugar. Adjust the sugar to your taste preference. Continue to whisk until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.

6. Infuse with Mushroom Flavor:

Pour the strained mushroom broth into the hot chocolate mixture and stir gently to combine. The earthy aroma of mushrooms will enhance the flavor profile of the hot chocolate.

7. Season and Finish:

Add a pinch of salt and the pure vanilla extract to the hot chocolate. Stir well to incorporate all the flavors.

8. Serve:

Pour the mushroom-infused hot chocolate into mugs or cups. Top each serving with whipped cream (or a dairy-free alternative), shaved dark chocolate, a sprinkle of ground cinnamon or nutmeg, and, if you like, sautéed mushroom slices for an extra touch of elegance.

Nutrition Fact of Mushroom Hot Chocolate Recipe:

Calories 192
Fat 8grams
Carbohydrates 23g
Protein 2g
Sodium 212mg.
Mushroom Hot Chocolate Recipe

Some serving ideas for Mushroom Hot Chocolate Recipe:

  1. Add a splash of Bailey’s, Kahlua, or Hot Chocolate Mix for a different flavor.
  2. Top with marshmallows or whipped cream for a sweet treat.
  3. Add some cayenne pepper for a spicy kick!
  4. Add some chocolate syrup to accent the chocolate flavor.
  5. Add a splash of vanilla extract.

Is mushroom hot chocolate good for you?

This is an excellent drink for kids as well as adults. The mushroom protects them from unhealthy ingredients like sugar and high fat. Mushrooms also contain antioxidants that may help protect the heart and brain from free radicals.

The mushrooms contribute to the taste and texture of this hot chocolate beverage. They are also a good source of selenium and copper, which are needed for healthy hair, skin, nails, and bones. Be sure to serve this drink with a healthy snack like nuts or fruit on the side, and enjoy!

What can you mix with mushroom powder?

When I first got into the mushroom business, I knew there was a lot of potentials; that’s when I started inventing ways to use them. Mushroom Powder is so versatile and can be added to almost any dish. A few of my favorite recipes were:

  1. Add it to your eggs, bacon, or sausage in the morning (adds great flavor without overpowering). Mix 1-2 tbsp in a cup and pour it into your scrambled eggs. It adds a meaty, hearty taste.
  2. Add a couple of tablespoons to your pizza sauce for a meaty, umami flavor.
  3. Add some to your marinara sauce and mix it with your pasta.
  4. Mix it with onions, garlic, and spices, then saute it in a bit of oil for a flavor boost. (Mushroom turns onions from snotty to scrumptious!)
  5. Add some to your favorite BBQ sauce or marinades for an extra kick!
  6. Add some to your dog treats. (I’m working on a recipe for this now, so stay tuned!)

I hope you’re hungry for some Mushroom Hot Chocolate Recipe. It’s a real winner!

Ending line:

Try some Mushroom Hot Chocolate Party at your next party and get the host some new friends! The first one will be in love with you!

I know this recipe will be a hit at your next gathering. You can have Mushroom Hot Chocolate as an appetizer or dessert or serve it alongside some of your favorite foods. Have fun adding a few toppings of your choice, or have fun with the recipe as written. Either way, this recipe will be a hit at your next get-together.

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