12/16/10

Aspiring Kennedy: Haute Chocolate


Happy Holidays to
all the happy readers at 
Hello, Splendor!

It’s your friend, 
Aspiring Kennedy,
who is freezing here in England.

Literally, we have survived our first snow
& are bracing for the next flurry headed our way!

Though we couldn’t keep the cheer 
without the help of some warm beverages
to keep our innards from freezing.

Lately, I’ve been especially fond of 
Hot Chocolate.


It really is amazing isn’t it?

Chocolate in liquid form?

{Genius!}

After a few days, it’s nice to spice it up.

Here are some of my favorite alterations to the classic
to create my own couture cup:


English Style: Dunk a fat Cadbury flake in the layers of chocolate & whipped cream. 
Don’t forget the marshmallow!



Peppermint: Melt some minted chocolates in your hot cup.
{This works best when mints are added while making the hot chocolate, 
to provide maximum melt-ation!}


Peanut Butter: Oh yeah, you heard me. 
Put in a tablespoon of creamy peanut butter to indulge in a tasty treat.
{Again: Adding the peanut butter directly after adding chocolate to your milk will help dissolve the peanut butter into the beverage to avoid clumping… and sticking to the roof of your mouth.}


Smore Hot Chocolate: Whip out that creme brulee torch you bought 
for Valentine’s Day 2007 “gourmet meal at home.”
Make hot chocolate per usual preparation, add the marshmallows, give them a little roast…
and dunk a graham cracker stick into the roasted goodness.


Frozen Hot Chocolate: Ah, Serendipity’s classic treat.
But really, why would you want to use the mix
when you could just fly to NYC and have one there?


Take Away: I love getting mixes as a party favor or gift.
Spread the cheer with these easy gifts!


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