December 6, 2016

6. Sipping Chocolate

A candy bar in a cup - that is how sipping chocolate was described when I recently visited a chocolate cafe. The secret for making it at home is to use your favorite high quality chocolate and serve it warm (not hot) to enhance the flavor.

It is a delicious treat and the perfect excuse to slow down and enjoy everything fabulous about this time of year.  Let the mug warm your hands and then before your very first sip take a deep breath and smell the amazing aroma of melted chocolate.

For extra fun try adding some peppermint oil or cinnamon and chili for a bit of a kick.

This recipe serves one.  Enjoy!


Sipping Chocolate

3 Tablespoons milk
1/4 cup chopped chocolate (or 4-10g. squares, broken into pieces)

In a microwave cup bring the milk to a boil.  Watch very closely so it does not scald.

Remove the cup from the microwave and add the chocolate pieces.  Allow them to sit for a couple of minutes to melt.

Stir until the chocolate mixes into the milk.  Pour the melted chocolate drink into a tiny serving cup.  I use a 1-1/2" tall espresso cup.  It is the perfect size for this recipe.

NOTE:  If you are using individually wrapped chocolate squares (like Ghiradelli Intense Dark Chocolate Squares) it is fun to experiment with different intensities of chocolate.  For dark chocolate lovers try 3 squares of 86% chocolate and 1 square of 60% chocolate.  Experiment with different chocolates to find your perfect combination.

This is so good!