Friday, October 17, 2008

Chocoholics Anonymous-Sipping Chocolate


Mr. Mustache seems overflowing with enthusiasm for this over the top chocolate concoction. Guess who didn't get a big mug full? Hannah on the other hand, ah, a girl after my own heart. She loved the chocit-a-milk, as she calls it.


It was a tad bit nippy this morning, my family would say it was down right freezing. Is 66 in the house cold? I don't know, nothing beats bundling up, cozy warm with a blanket, breathing in that cold morning air and hearing everyone go "brrrr, brrr, mom it's cold!" That's a debate we have every fall/winter, guess who wins! Darn tootin' I win. Especially when I offer a truce with a mug of yummy hot chocolate. Over the next few Chocoholic Fridays I will offer up some different variations on Hot Chocolate and maybe a few cookie companions to dunk.

Today's version I just recently came across, thanks to Chemo Wednesday. I needed to distract my woe's so I scooted down to the closest store and found Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Cookies edition magazine. So many delights, so many calories. And this lovely Sipping Chocolate which they paired with a peanutty biscotti, I prefer pumpkin biscotti myself.

I hope you try this, dunk something in this, or use this as a truce, but mostly I hope you enjoy a great big mug of...

Sipping Chocolate

4 c half and half or whole milk
4 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
4 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 T dark-color corn syrup
whipped cream, optional

In a heavy saucepan, combine half and half, semisweet chocolate, and the chopped bittersweet chocolate. Stir in corn syrup. Cook over medium heat until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Serve in warm mugs with a dollop of whipped cream on top. Makes 4 one cup servings.

7 comments:

Mamarazzi said...

mmmmmm hot chocolate. sounds. so. good. right. now.

theresa said...

I LOVE sleeping with the windows open and feeling cold during the night! Sure beats HOT!!!! My family, too, was complaining of how cold they felt. Instead of making cocoa, i sent them outside to run around and warm up!!!! Maybe while they're outside, I'll have some cocoa!! JUST KIDDING!

LORI said...

I'M CLOSING MY EYES DREAMING OF A DAY (SOON, I HOPE) THAT IT WILL BE COLD ENOUGH HERE TO TRY THIS YUMMY DRINK! I CAN'T THINK OF ANYTHING COVERED IN CHOCOLATE (MAYBE BUGS) THAT WOULDN'T MAKE ME HAPPY! THANKS FOR THE RECIPE!

Katrina said...

How funny that we both used "darn tootin" in our latest posts!
The chocolate looks yummy! Well, duh, it IS chocolate! ;)

Julie said...

I've never made my own hot chocolate before. I'll have to try it. Hey, come over and check out this fun bloggy thing I just posted about your purse. You should try it!

stACEy said...

I really think I need to use that picture on my organization blog... seriously. was just thinking of taking a picture of my kid with a chocostash. love it!

Erin said...

that is not cold! for goodness sakes that is summer to me!! lol! but 66 is not cold my house has been stayin at like 50 all week no biggy! spring/summer to us! lol

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