Thursday, October 25, 2012

Homemade Hot Chocolate

I'm tooting my own horn here. 
I just created out of my own little brain the best hot chocolate in the entire world. 
It was sweet and decadent and lovely and tasty and oh my pretty to look at. 
Soooo what did I do?

Well first off let me just say we have a dairy cow. 
We get 3 gallons of milk a day.  We have to do something with all this milk and cream we get.  So I put it to use tonight.

I used about 3 cups whole milk
1/2 cup heavy sweet cream (this stuff from our ever so generous cow is sweet...way sweet)
6 ounces of white bakers chocolate
1 tsp vanilla. 

IN a sauce pan I melted the white chocolate with about half the milk. 
I whisked it so it didn't burn. 
Then I added the remaining milk once it was melted. 
Then went in that luscious sweet cream (any heavy whipping cream will work) and vanilla.
I didn't ever bring it to a boil, but just until it was nice and steamy.  STEAMY....that's a great adjective.

 In the meantime I took some of that amazing cream and whipped it till it was stiff in a fluffy sort of way.  I did add a little sugar to the cream and a little vanilla. 

Next I found a pretty little white cup and filled it full of this awesome hot cocoa. 
Then I added a few dabs of that fluffy stuff and drizzled a little bit of carmel on top. 

It was amazing. 
No it wasn't amazing.  
It was extraordinarily spectacular!

1 comment:

Mary Ann Carlile said...

You are awesome! And I'm kinda mad at you - I'm counting calories right now to lose the baby weight, and this is NOT helping, haha!