Karen recently got a cookbook revolving around chocolate and coffee. Sometimes they’re together, sometimes they’re showcased separately. Flipping through the book there was one recipe in particular that caught my eye. It seemed as though the book would fall open to the page of its own accord. And it does now, since I’ve spent so much time drooling over the picture. It was called “White Hot Chocolate” and I was instantly hooked. Karen was unconvinced because white chocolate isn’t real chocolate, but I said “I’m making it, do you want some or not?” She did.
So I got the idea, wouldn’t Santa like this? It’d keep him warm for his wintry trek, and it’s got a splash of liquor to keep his cheeks rosy. So go ahead, make Santa happy and ditch the milk for something more interesting. This is what he really wants.
I made this with skim milk, but I can imagine it’s ten times better with whole milk. Good idea, I think I’ll go make some more.
White Hot Chocolate
3 cups milk
3 oz. white chocolate, chopped
1 tsp. instant coffee powder
1 tsp. Gran Marnier
whipped cream and ground cinnamon, to serve
Heat the milk in a heavy saucepan until almost boiling. Remove from the heat when bubbles form around the edge of the pan. Add the white chocolate, coffee powder, and Gran Marnier. Stir until all the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth. Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream and cinnamon.