When the weather starts to cool down, my thoughts turn to chocolate. Hot chocolate!
My boys feel the same way. Although the picture was taken years ago (Interlaken, Switzerland),
it always puts a smile on my face. We were enjoying a perfect day with the perfect drink (even if it came from a pack).
The picture below was taken in Angelina's Tearoom in Paris. They "discouraged" picture taking but I took a couple of discreet shots. The tearoom opened in 1903. Just imagine all the people that have indulged in the ultimate pot of hot chocolate.
Isn't it just lovely?
This is a serious indulgence. Definitely worth the price.
In NYC, there is a great place called Serendipity. I used to spend a lot of time in Manhattan and this became a favorite restaurant (a lot of fun). The lines were always long but it was definitely worth the wait. One of their specialties is Frozen Hot Chocolate. A few years ago they published the recipe. I was thrilled!
This is worth the calories ladies!
Frrrozen Hot Chocolate
6 pieces of chocolate (1/2 ounce)
2 teaspoons hot chocolate mix
1 1/2 Tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 cup of milk
3 cups ice
chop chocolate and place in the top of a double boiler over simmering hot water.
stir until melted.
add hot chocolate mix and sugar. stir until melted
remove from heat and slowly add 1/2 cup of the milk until smooth.
cool to room temperature.
In a blender, add remaining milk, the room temperature chocolate mix and the ice.
Blend on high until smooth.
Pour into your favorite mug or glass. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
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