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  • Wednesday, November 09, 2005

    Over a Hot Cuppa...

    I always dreamt of spending my winters sitting infront of a burning fireplace with my sweetie, enjoying a cup of steamy rich hot chocolate, while it snows cats and dogs outside. When Starbucks introduced their Mint Hot Chocolate last winter, and I had my first tasting, that was it! I thought I had found my winter solace! But drinking that warm breath of fresh air everyday for six months would only make my pockets real light. That's when I starting raiding grocery stores to find the perfect hot chocolate that could be made at home and for a much lesser price. But alas, a couple of packets and many trials later i realised that there was no hope to ome from a pack of powder. A few days ago when I was home sick with a big bad cold, I decided to test my culinary skills once again. All I had was 2% milk, which we all know is quite healthy, but not really the hot chocolate type. But stubborn as I am, I refused to listen. A cup and some chocolate chips later, I am bragging about my new magic touch - making the perfect hot chocolate! Try this recipe if you don't believe me. You can make rich hot chocolate with 2% milk and no sugar. I know I did! Peppermint Hot Chocolate

    Ingredients: 1 cup 2% milk 2 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips sugar (if desired for a sweeter taste) 2-3 drops of peppermint extract Method: Warm a cup of milk without bringing it to a boil. Add chocolate chips, take off from heat and stir to melt chocolate into the milk. Pour into a cup and add a few drops of peppermint extract. Use a milk frother to get that frothy goodness if desired.


    Blogger Anne said...

    Yum! I'm totally trying this! Sweden is well on its way to snowy winter wonderland (not to mention freeze-your-hands-off-it's-so-cold) so any hot drinks are very, very, very, very welcome. :)

    11/10/2005 01:16:00 AM  
    Blogger Bald Man Tom said...

    Hmmm.... Might just have to try this. Sounds easy enough (though I'm sure it's not on my diet :) Thanks!

    11/12/2005 08:25:00 PM  
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