I recently took my 13 year old daughter and her friends for a post Easter treat.
She shyed away from the traditional Easter Eggs this year, claiming she was too old. Heaven forbid, I say!
Nonetheless, her one wish was to visit a famous chocolatier shop and cafe` not far from where we live. So it seemed a small indulgence to allow her to go, with a friend or two.
A round of hot chocolates and fondue was ordered after a lengthy wait in a happily chattering queue. Clearly waiting for chocolate does not create the rage we associate with waiting one's turn at the traffic lights!
Our treats arrived in double quick time, and there were our hot chocolates, in what appeared to be little milk jugs. Having already silently grumbled about my greatly lightened wallet in the name of chocolate treats, I quickly summed up the presentation and knew I could do the same at home. I scratched my head at the 'milk jug' vessel, but there was something terribly decadent about sipping the rich, smooth and silky hot choc, from the little spout. So, knowing I had a few similar little jugs at home, we've now managed to replicate our luxurious Chocolatier experience many times!
Chocolatier Style White Hot Chocolate
For each serve, you need:
12-16 chocolate buttons or broken chocolate
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup milk or milk substitute (Vanilla Soy Milk is lovely)
1 teacup or small milk jug for serving
Small whisk or spoon for stirring
Then you just:
Pour the milk into a microwave safe jug. Add the chocolate buttons or pieces. Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.
Remove from the microwave and stir well to dissolve any remaining chocolate pieces. Add the vanilla extract.
Pour into cups or milk jugs and enjoy slurping!
A luscious 50c indulgence without the Chocolatier price.