|Santa Hot Chocolate 2011|
|Santa Hot Chocolate 2010|
Santa Hot Chocolate is filled with magic and can turn any Grinch into a cuddly teddy bear!
Now you might ask how I came by this classified recipe....
On a strict diet of candy canes and hot chocolate, there are a few elves willing to give up the recipe just to get a Big Mac, biggie sized meal with a giant cup of Coke! It's not pretty, but everyone has their price!!
To begin, there is certain etiquette that must be followed when drinking Santa Hot Chocolate...
First, you must have the correct size cup and saucer. Above, you'll see my youngest daughters set of sipping cups. Both of my daughters received her own set of sipping cups to carry the tradition to the next generation, when they were about 10 years old. A time honored right of passage in our family.
Secondly, only a cinnamon stick or candy cane may be used to stir the chocolate, that's where the magic begins...
Lastly, never gulp or "shoot" the chocolate...it can be very dangerous to someone not accustom to the REAL DEAL!! Sip the chocolate like a fine aged brandy and linger in the moment of Christmas cheer!
2 cups table cream (½ & ½)
1 ½ cup heavy whipping cream
½ cup granulated sugar
⅓ cup cocoa powder (I use Dove but any good brand will suffice)
⅓ cup milk chocolate chips
2 sticks cinnamon or 1 teaspoon ground
pinch sea salt
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
In a heavy sauce pan heat table cream, 1 cup whipping cream and sugar until sugar is dissolved, add the cocoa powder and whisk until mixed thoroughly, add the chocolate chips and stir until melted, add salt and 2 cinnamon sticks and simmer for 5 minutes.
using remaining ½ cup heavy whip cream, blend with a hand mixer till thick add ¼ stick fresh ground cinnamon, vanilla and stir
Serve chocolate in sipping cups with a cinnamon or peppermint stick for stirring, add a small dollop of cinnamon cream and grate fresh cinnamon over the top...
Finally, be prepared for a magical experience!!
♥I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year♥
Hola desde VIGO ESPAÑA , me encanta el chocolate y me gustan sus recetas , compartamos blogs . Deseo unas Felices Navidades y un Feliz año 2011 Saludos MARIMI
Gloria, I hope you had a blessed Christmas! You're my kinda gal...I'll put cayenne in anything and yes, this chocolate would be smashing with a dash of the hot stuff!!
MM, If you must gulp, just be forewarned that you could experience Christmas cheer for the rest of the year!! LOL! Hope your New Years Eve celebration is filled with great food and a lot of fun!!
It would be very hard for me not to gulp this.
Sounds great and looks great. Knowing me I would have slipped a little cayenne powder into my chocolate. 🙂 Just stopped by to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Take care.