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    Drinking Chocolate with Frozen Whipped Cream Recipe

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    Drinking Chocolate with Frozen Whipped Cream Recipe

    The creation of this drinking chocolate recipe was a total and delicious accident. I accidentally melted too much chocolate during one of my trials for my shortbread recipe. Not wanting to let the chocolate go to waste, I added some milk to the pan of melted chocolate, stirred the concoction, and a few seconds later I had made the smoothest, most decadent substitute for hot cocoa I had ever had.

    My creation reminded me of the hot chocolate served at the Bent Spoon, an ice cream shop in Princeton. Although the Bent Spoon is known for their interesting ice cream flavors, locals know them for their hot chocolate.One Trip Advisor reviewer said that he would travel to the Bent Spoon just for the hot chocolate. The Bent Spoon’s hot chocolate is so rich that it tastes like you are drinking pure chocolate. Having mimicked this effect, I named my concoction “drinking chocolate.”

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    Can making hot chocolate really be as simple as melting chocolate and adding some milk? Yes!! Why hadn’t I thought of this earlier? I always thought that hot chocolate required cocoa, but that’s not true. I always have milk and chocolate in my house, so this recipe requires no special ingredients. 

    The frozen whipped chocolate is the perfect complement to the drinking chocolate. Whenever I have fresh whipped cream with a hot drink, it always melts so I can’t taste it! Because the whipped cream is frozen, it will take longer to melt, so you will have creamy goodness even as you get to the bottom of your drinking chocolate.

    (Printable recipe card available at bottom of page)


    Level: Intermediate
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Cooling Time: 2 hours
    Total Time: 2h20m


    Ingredients

    Drinking Chocolate:

    • 1 cup milk
    • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

    Frozen Whipped Cream:

    • 1 carton heavy cream
    • sugar to taste

    Instructions:

    For the frozen whipped cream:

    Prepare the whipped cream several hours before making the drinking chocolate, because the whipped cream will take time to freeze.

    1. To make the whipped cream, pour the heavy cream into a mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer to whip the cream, gradually adding in sugar to taste. Mix the cream well so that the sugar is spread evenly throughout the mixture. Whip until the cream has thickened.

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    Step 1

    2. Pour the whipped cream into a large Ziploc bag. Use scissors to cut one corner of the bag off. The incision should be small. Now you have made a piping bag.

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    Step 2

    3. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Use your DIY piping bag to create swirl dollops out of the whipped cream. Start by making one circle and then making the spiral tighter as you go up. You can make the dollops the same size if you plane on serving the hot chocolate in cups of the same size, or you can vary the sizes. We recommend making some tiny dollops as well, because the drinking chocolate is very rich so you probably won’t want to have more than an espresso shot for a serving.

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    Step 3

    4. Place the whipped cream dollops into the freezer for a few hours.

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    Step 4

    For the drinking chocolate:

    5. Use a double boiler to melt the chocolate chips. Make sure that the chocolate chips have been thoroughly melted and that the chocolate is smooth and uniform.

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    Step 5

    6. Gradually add in the milk. Stir constantly to combine the milk and chocolate into a single liquid. Continue until you have incorporated all of the milk.

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    Step 6

    Bringing the components together:

    7. When the whipped cream has frozen, you are ready to serve your drinking chocolate.
    Pour the drinking chocolate into espresso shot cups, or small mugs. Place a frozen whipped cream dollop in each cup and serve!

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    Step 7

     


    Variations:

    This easy recipe is totally customizable. 

    • Try using milk chocolate and/or white chocolate chips instead of semisweet ones.
    • Trying mixing in the following to your drinking chocolate:
      • Cinnamon
      • Nutmeg
      • Crushed up peppermints or candy canes
      • Bailey’s
      • Kahlua
      • Honey
      • Vanilla extract
      • Almond extract
      • Flavored syrups (hazelnut, raspberry, etc.)

      Drinking Chocolate with Frozen Whipped Cream
      The most decadent hot chocolate you will ever have. The flavor is so intense that we recommend serving it in an espresso cup.
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      Prep Time
      5 min
      Cook Time
      10 min
      Prep Time
      5 min
      Cook Time
      10 min
      INGREDIENTS
      Drinking Chocolate
      1. -1 cup milk
      2. -1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
      Whipped Cream
      1. - 1 carton heavy cream
      2. -sugar to taste
      WHIPPED CREAM
      1. Prepare the whipped cream several hours before making the drinking chocolate, because the whipped cream will take time to freeze.
      2. To make the whipped cream, pour the heavy cream into a mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer to whip the cream, gradually adding in sugar to taste. Mix the cream well so that the sugar is spread evenly throughout the mixture. Whip until the cream has thickened.
      3. Pour the whipped cream into a large Ziploc bag. Use scissors to cut one corner of the bag off. The incision should be small. Now you have made a piping bag.
      4. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Use your DIY piping bag to create swirl dollops out of the whipped cream. Start by making one circle and then making the spiral tighter as you go up. You can make the dollops the same size if you plane on serving the hot chocolate in cups of the same size, or you can vary the sizes. We recommend making some tiny dollops as well, because the drinking chocolate is very rich so you probably won't want to have more than an espresso shot for a serving.
      5. Place the whipped cream dollops into the freezer for a few hours.
      DRINKING CHOCOLATE
      1. Use a double boiler to melt the chocolate chips. Make sure that the chocolate chips have been thoroughly melted and that the chocolate is smooth and uniform.
      2. Gradually add in the milk. Stir constantly to combine the milk and chocolate into a single liquid. Continue until you have incorporated all of the milk.
      COMBINING THE TWO
      1. When the whipped cream has frozen, you are ready to serve your drinking chocolate.
      2. Pour the drinking chocolate into espresso shot cups, or small mugs. Place a frozen whipped cream dollop in each cup and serve!
      Notes
      1. This easy recipe is totally customizable.
      2. -Try using milk chocolate and/or white chocolate chips instead of semisweet ones.
      -Trying mixing in the following to your drinking chocolate
      1. --Cinnamon
      2. --Nutmeg
      3. --Crushed up peppermints or candy canes
      4. --Bailey's
      5. --Kahlua
      6. --Honey
      7. --Vanilla extract
      8. --Almond extract
      9. --Flavored syrups (hazelnut, raspberry, etc.)
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