Friday, December 24, 2010

SANTA HOT CHOCOLATE







I'm re-posting this recipe to send good cheer to all my faithful readers this Christmas Season!  Surprisingly, this post has been my most visited over the past year. 

SANTA HOT CHOCOLATE with Cinnamon Cream

This recipe is highly classified!! It is the REAL DEAL!



Santa Hot Chocolate 2011




Santa Hot Chocolate 2010


During the Christmas Season my family enjoys a rich and diverse set of traditions and almost all of them involve food!  Santa Hot Chocolate is at the top of the list! 

This perfect cup of sipping chocolate is served to Santa by his beautiful wife Mrs. Clause, right before he heads out on his sleigh Christmas Eve.  Pumped high with adrenaline and coco flavanols, Santa sets out into the night to deliver toys to good little girls and boys.   

Santa Hot Chocolate is filled with magic and can turn any Grinch into a cuddly teddy bear! 

Now you might ask how I came by this classified recipe....

On a strict diet of candy canes and hot chocolate, there are a few elves willing to give up the recipe just to get a Big Mac, biggie sized meal with a giant cup of Coke!  It's not pretty, but everyone has their price!!

 



To begin, there is certain etiquette that must be followed when drinking Santa Hot Chocolate...

First, you must have the correct size cup and saucer.  Above,  you'll see my youngest daughters set of sipping cups. Both of my daughters received her own set of sipping cups to carry the tradition to the next generation, when they were about 10 years old.  A time honored right of passage in our family.

Secondly, only a cinnamon stick or candy cane may be used to stir the chocolate, that's where the magic begins...

Lastly, never gulp or "shoot" the chocolate...it can be very dangerous to someone not accustom to the REAL DEAL!!  Sip the chocolate like a fine aged brandy and linger in the moment of Christmas cheer!

Recipe:


2 cups table cream (1/2 & 1/2)
1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder (I use Dove but any good brand will suffice)
1/3 cup milk chocolate chips
2 sticks cinnamon or 1 teaspoon ground
pinch sea salt
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


In a heavy sauce pan heat table cream, 1 cup whipping cream and sugar until sugar is dissolved, add the cocoa powder and whisk until mixed thoroughly, add the chocolate chips and stir until melted, add salt and 2 cinnamon sticks and simmer for 5 minutes.


Cinnamon Cream
using remaining 1/2 cup heavy whip cream, blend with a hand mixer till thick add 1/4 stick fresh ground cinnamon, vanilla and stir


Serve chocolate in sipping cups with a cinnamon or peppermint stick for stirring, add a small dollop of cinnamon cream and grate fresh cinnamon over the top...


Finally, be prepared for a magical experience!!



♥I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year♥ Print Friendly and PDF

4 comments:

  1. Sounds great and looks great. Knowing me I would have slipped a little cayenne powder into my chocolate. :) Just stopped by to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Take care.

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  2. It would be very hard for me not to gulp this.
    Merry Christmas!

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  3. Gloria, I hope you had a blessed Christmas! You're my kinda gal...I'll put cayenne in anything and yes, this chocolate would be smashing with a dash of the hot stuff!!

    MM, If you must gulp, just be forewarned that you could experience Christmas cheer for the rest of the year!! LOL! Hope your New Years Eve celebration is filled with great food and a lot of fun!!

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  4. Hola desde VIGO ESPAÑA , me encanta el chocolate y me gustan sus recetas , compartamos blogs . Deseo unas Felices Navidades y un Feliz año 2011 Saludos MARIMI

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