Friday, December 11, 2009

The Weather Outside is Frightful


Here in the midwest the weather has been brutal.  Try coming home and warming up to a "grown up" cup of hot chocolate.  I discovered this recipe when I went on vacation and visited a Ghirardelli chocolate shop. I purchased a tin of drinking chocolate and it reminded me of the hot chocolate Vianne(Juliette Binoche) made for Roux(Johnny Depp) in the movie Chocolat.

"Grown Up" Hot Chocolate 
Yields: 4 servings

4 oz. 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
1 cup half-and-half
1 TB amaretto   (may omit)
1 TSP vanilla extract
1/2 cup whipped cream

In a saucepan over low heat, bring chocolate and half-and-half to simmer, whisking constantly.  Simmer 1 minute or until mixture thickens slightly.  Remove from heat; whisk in extract and amaretto.

Pour into four 1/2 cup demitasse or coffee cups.  Top each with 2 TB whipped cream, dust with unsweetened cocoa (if desired).  Serve immediately.


Deanna said...

Blessings to you!
This sounds awesome and will try.

May you have a very Merry Christmas,
d from homehaven

Sherry said...

It is awesome chocolate!! When I find a recipe this good I have to share.:)

Michael Lee West said...

This has to be the queen of chocolate recipes--it's the perfect cold-weather drink.