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Hot Chocolate Heaven

4 Dec

Boy have I gone to hot chocolate heaven!! Today was one of those days that all I wanted to do was come home have dinner and watch my favourite show, The Voice, fall into a coma on the couch and get ride of this lingering cold. I mean come on, who doesn’t love that show, watching a few bad boys and some great singers… I just had zero motivation to do anything. Thank god, my husband made dinner, as much as I wanted to cook, I would have probably used sugar instead of salt, or milk instead of cream. Yes, I am that tired and yes I have done that before. Every time I do something like this it takes me back to the story my parents told us years ago, that one day my grandmother used some type soothing muscle cream instead of toothpaste to brush her teeth. She must have had one heck of a brushing experience.
I’m sure everyone has one of those days where you have no desire to do anything but just relax. And today was one of those for me. However, while I was at work, I was craving soup and hot chocolate. Weird as I don’t like soup and I don’t like milk, so to me this was a weird combo!!! But I guess they are both comforting when you have a cold.
I found this amazing hot chocolate mix called Red Velvet Hot Chocolate. First of all the red velvet caught my eye, I am a lover of anything red velvet. I mean who is’t?? Red Velvet Trifle, Red Velvet Cup Cakes, oh I could just go on and on. So when I saw this recipe, I knew I had to make it. It’s pretty simple and so good, I swear my tastebuds were doing the gangman dance. That’s how yummy this drink is!!
Top this tasty drink with a spoon full of cream cheese whipped cream and bang!! You have yourself a delicious hot chocolate, that makes any plain hot chocolate seem boring. This drink is the prefect drink to get you in the mood for Christmas season. I can’t wait to get to the ski hill this Christmas and sit by the fire and with a cup of this hot coco. Life just seems so perfect when you’re sitting by the fire.

Here is the recipe to this cup of heaven. When I make this again I will probably use a little less chocolate chips or use semi sweet squares instead.

4 cups whole milk
1 dash water
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. red food coloring
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 – 4 tbsn. whipped cream cheese, room temperature

In a stand mixer, combine the heavy cream and sugar. Whip on medium speed with the whisk attachment for 2 – 3 minutes. Just before peaks form, add the cream cheese and whisk for another 2 minutes. Taste and add more cream cheese to taste. Be careful not to over whip though, or else you’ll have butter! In a medium saucepan, heat the milk over medium heat. Add a splash of water and the chocolate chips, constantly stirring gently. When almost melted, add the red food coloring and stir. When the chocolate chips are thoroughly melted, pour the hot chocolate into mugs and top with the whipped cream.

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(source: une-deuxsenses blog spot)

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