Monday, January 31, 2011

HOT CHOCOLATE AND SNOW DAYS



SNOW DAY!

With the Midwest bracing for SNOW-MAGEDDON I am calmly making sure that I am stocked up on the fixin’s for HOT CHOCOLATE. The possibilities are endless for making hot chocolate. Milk, chocolate (good quality please), sugar and heat. That is about it.
Keep kosher and want your hot chocolate to be pareve? No prob. I drink Hot Cocoa almost every night. Rich in antioxidants, deep flavor and completely satisfying.

Looking to snuggle up with someone special and watch the snow pile up? Try any of the hot chocolatey beverages and add a shot of your favorite liqueur. I like adding Sabra, Godiva, DeKuyper’s Butterscotch. Whichever your favorite chocolate beverage is-enjoy!

Hot Chocolate is velvety and luxurious. Hot Cocoa is rich and deeply satisfying without the added dairy ingredients. I love both.

Hot Chocolate

2 cups 2 % milk
3 ounces dark bittersweet chocolate, chopped chocolate
2 teaspoons sugar

Heat the milk slowly over low heat. Add the chocolate and sugar.
Garnish with marshmallows, whipped cream, cinnamon, white chocolate shavings, peppermint candy


Hot Cocoa

2 cups water
2 heaping tablespoons Dutch Process cocoa (I use Valrhona)
1 tablespoon sugar
Dash of vanilla

Heat the water over low heat. Add the remaining ingredients and whisk until combined.
Garnish with marshmallows, cinnamon stick


White Hot Chocolate

2 cups of 2% milk
3 ounces white chocolate
1 teaspoons sugar
Dash of vanilla

Heat the milk over low heat. Add the remaining ingredients and garnish with marshmallows, whipped cream, dark chocolate shavings, lemon twist, lavender leaves

Hot Hot Chocolate


2 cups 2 % milk
3 ounces dark bittersweet chocolate, chopped chocolate
2 tablespoons Dutch process cocoa powder
1 teaspoon ancho chili flakes
Pinch of cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons sugar

Heat the milk slowly over low heat. Add the chocolate and sugar.
Garnish with marshmallows, whipped cream, cinnamon, white chocolate shavings, dash of hot sauce

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