Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Baby its cold outside...

With the weather taking a turn for the worse in NM (...yes NM gets cold and yes NM gets snow, occasionally) I decided that I should make a warm tasty treat last night to help ward off the chill of the evening.

Spiced Hot Chocolate
For printable recipe, please click here
3 ½ c Whole Milk
1 c Heavy Cream
1+ c Semisweet Chocolate Chips
1 tsp Cinnamon 
A Pinch of Salt
1 to 1 ½ tsp  Orange Zest

Heat milk and heavy cream in a saucepan just below the simmering point.  Remove the pan from the heat, adding the chocolate chips;  whisk until melted.  Place on low heat;  whisk in cinnamon, orange zest, pinch of salt and reheat gently.  Serve immediately.

I would recommend serving the hot chocolate in a bowl, like you see above.  Using a chocolate bowl, you keep your hands warm while they are wrapped around this sweet drink...seriously what can be better than that?

Enjoy the foods of your labor.  :-) 

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