Warm yourself up by the fire with a cup of this rich and dreamy treat. Heavy cream, whole milk, sugar, and quality dark chocolate are combined with a few other ingredients to produce this heavenly drink. It's the perfect thing to make for the chilly evenings that will be coming up.
Today's post is sponsored by Imperial Sugar and Lindt. Without them, baking for the holidays (or any occasion) just wouldn't be possible. They are also one of our awesome sponsors for #Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar. This recipe contains both Extra Fine Granulated Pure Cane Sugar from Imperial Sugar and the 70% Cocoa EXCELLENCE Bar from Lindt.
When I was in culinary school, I remember we had to study cookery vocabulary in French. Words such as Mise en Place (pronounced meez on plahass), Mirepoix (pronounced meer pwah), and Pate' (pronounced pah tay), became a part of my everyday language during the week.
Let me reassure you, there is nothing like seeing the look on your husband's face when you are getting ready to cook a meal at home and you say to him, "I think I'm finished with all my Mise in Place." To which my hubby would reply with a questionable look, "Meeze in what?" Then would ask me to speak in English for all the common folk out there.
Considering France is where everything culinary originated from, it makes sense that they would teach you how to speak the language during cooking school. I still have my textbooks and refer to them every once in a while. I have been known to spew out a few words in French dialect every now and then. You know, just to spice things up a little in the kitchen ;)
Hot chocolate. French hot chocolate to be exact. What a way to end the work week huh? I have never been to France, however, I would like to think that this recipe resembles the way hot chocolate would be made in this part of the world. After taking a few sips of this dreamy concoction, I closed my eyes and pretended I was smack dab in front of the Eiffel Tower. Only to be rudely interrupted by my dog's frantic barking at the bird that was sitting on the top of our fence. Poor mommy (and poor little birdie as well).
This hot chocolate is like no other you have tasted before. Heavy cream, whole milk, a couple of teaspoons of sugar, 1 cup of high quality dark chocolate, and vanilla extract is all you need to make this recipe. The lusciousness of the cream and whole milk, combined with the dark and rich flavor of the chocolate adds a classy and refined taste to drink itself. Upon taking your first sip, don't be surprised if you find yourself mentally transported to this part of the world. If it happened to me, it could very well happen to you ;)
(makes 2 cups)
1 and 1/2 cups of whole milk
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
2 teaspoons of Extra Fine Granulated Pure Cane Sugar from Imperial Sugar
1 cup of coarsely chopped 70% Cocoa EXCELLENCE Bar from Lindt
A few dollups of Homemade Whipped Cream (you can view my recipe here)
Ground cinnamon (optional)
1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the whole milk, heavy whipping cream, and 2 teaspoons of sugar. Whisk together until small bubbles appear around the edges, making sure not to let it boil.
2. Remove the saucepan from the heat and add in the one cup of coarsely chopped cocoa. Stir until completely melted.
3. Serve warm, with dollups of homemade whipped cream and ground cinnamon to top.
Recipe Source: Adapted from the blog, Well Plated By Erin.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I was lucky enough to receive monetary and product compensation from Imperial Sugar and Lindt. All opinions expressed are my own.
Do you love chocolate and sugar? Then be sure to check out all of these awesome recipes that are part of #Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar!