If you're looking for a quick dessert that does away with leftovers and tastes like something from a pro scoop shop, give this hot chocolate soft serve a spin.
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Vosges Haut Chocolat's bianca white hot chocolate inspired this ridiculously addictive concoction scented with kaffir lime leaf, lemongrass, and lavender.
Warm, rich, and luxuriously thick, champurrado is Mexican hot chocolate with an unexpected secret ingredient: corn masa.
Through serendipity I suddenly found myself in one of the best Christmas markets in Paris. Tiny chalets twinkling with holiday lights lined the tourist-filled street, selling everything from crafts to sausages and cheese. After spotting a long queue at the chocolate chaud (hot chocolate) booth, I couldn't resist the urge to practice my French and warm up a bit.
Okay, let me get this straight. It's Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, and you've bellied up to Serious Eats for more? Either you're not an American or you're an exceptionally good one. In any case, winter has almost arrived and with it? Hot cocoa season.
It's not quite hot chocolate season yet, but with this rainy weather we've been having I'm ready to get a kick start on this cold season favorite. La Maison du Chocolat offers their supremely rich and bold hot chocolate drink in stores, but what's the secret to replicating it at home?
If our Hot Chocolate/Cocoa Taste Test showed us anything, it's that most mixes are not really worth drinking. But you can't deny the convenience of simply stirring a few tablespoons of powder into a cup of hot water or milk. So I decided to try and come up with a homemade recipe that would match the convenience of a powder, and beat it in terms of price and flavor.
Serendipity 3, a madcap dessert parlor in New York City, is famous for their Frrrozen Hot Chocolate. The decadent-to-the-max drink is a secret blend of 14 different kinds of cocoa topped off with a mountain of whipped cream and showers of shaved chocolate. Fortunately, it Frrrozen Hot Chocolate is now available as a mix ($16) that is simple to prepare—and impossible to stop slurping.
In the end, the Pumpkin Spice Muffins came out just as I had hoped: hearty and toothsome, with thick crumbs and pillowy tops. Instead of being cloying or overbearing, the pumpkin taste was subtle. It enhanced the dominant flavors of molasses, cinnamon, and brown sugar.
I've always thought pretty highly of dairy products from Land O'Lakes® and it really didn’t surprise me when I noticed their name on some bags of powdered hot chocolate mixes. What did surprise me was the phrase on the front of a bag of Land O'Lakes Triple Chocolate International Drinking Cocoa™ ... "Brimming With Chocolatey Flakes."