Snowball Hot Chocolate
Hi everyone! It’s Sara from over at Bitz & Giggles! Believe it or not, the snow has already made an appearance in Wisconsin and we’re starting to unpack our winter gear! I have to admit, I’m not real excited about it, however, I do like boots and sweaters. Let’s just leave it at that.
With the holiday season just around the corner, I thought I would share my favorite hot chocolate recipe with you. Get this. . .rich and creamy white chocolate topped off with a scoop of ice cream and garnished with chocolate, fudge syrup, marshmallows or whatever your little heart desires.
Then, comes the most heavenly part of all. . .add a scoop of ice cream. Any kind, really. I chose Vanilla Fudge Swirl. Oh. my. goodness. My kids aren’t normally hot chocolate drinkers. You know why? Because it’s always too hot and they don’t have the patience to wait for it to cool off. THIS hot chocolate, however, they will drink.
Why? Well, because it’s hot chocolate taken to a whole ‘nother level, AND the ice cream cools it off and makes it the perfect temperature to drink right away. There’s no reason for your family members to burn the skin off their tongues every time they take a sip of hot chocolate, and if someone spills this hot chocolate on themselves, they’re not going to scald themselves the way they would with coffee or hot chocolate right off the stove.
After you put the scoop of ice cream in the hot chocolate it just melts gradually, leaving behind the creamiest, dreamiest hot chocolate I promise you’ve ever tasted. This white hot chocolate DOES NOT disappoint. Once it hits your lips, it’s over. End of story. What a treat. . .certainly one your family and holiday guests will never forget. Enjoy!
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup heavy cream
4 cups white milk, skim or 2%
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 scoop vanilla ice cream or your choice of ice cream flavor
Chocolate syrup for garnish
In a saucepan combine the chocolate chips and the heavy cream over medium-high heat stirring constantly until the white chips are melted.
Add the milk and the vanilla extract and stir until combined and warm. Pour into mugs until about 3/4 full.
Add a scoop of ice cream and garnish with chocolate right before serving.
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