Hot Chocolate Party!


Unless you live in the Southern Hemisphere and you’ve just left the cold weather behind (I’m so jealous!) autumn is definitely here and winter is just around the corner…I’m not fan of winter and cold but, like it or not, at some point I have to say goodbye to shorts&sandals and welcome back wool sweaters and boots! Anyway, there are some things I really enjoy doing during the cold season and one of these is definitely HOT CHOCOLATE! Ever thought about a Chocolate Party? Yes, not just the same old plain cup of hot chocolate but a funny, colorful, yummy  party! Look at these recipes I found here and there:(source)Strawberry Sweethearts Cocoa

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 pint strawberry ice cream
  • 4 cups water
  • Whipped cream
  • 1 cup Mini chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate sprinkles

In a medium-sized bowl, melt the chocolate chips and dip the top of four mugs into the chocolate. Set aside, allowing chocolate to harden. In a medium pot, whisk together the butter, sugar, and ice cream over medium high heat until melted.  Whisk in the water, one cup at a time until your favorite texture/flavor is achieved.  Heat just until steaming.  Pour into chocolate-rimmed mugs.  Garnish with a dollop of whipping cream and a sprinkling of chocolate sprinkles.

(source) Red Velvet Hot Cocoa (with Cream Cheese Whipped Cream)

  • 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.
Or, think about a chocolate fountain! Set up a buffet or a bar, mugs and spoons on hand, and fill containers (mason’s glass jars would be just perfect!) with various toppings, cookies, marshmallows, whipped cream, chocolate chips, cinnamon sticks, candy canes and even some fresh fruit (think about strawberries and chocolate…yum!)
  1. giulia said:

    gray and rainy, today was just the right day fot a hot chocolate

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