Trying Things: Spicy White Hot Chocolate: The Chocolating

I’m back! 

After lunch of leftover panko chicken with lemon sauce (you had better believe that’s going to be a post down the road), I hung out and watched full house, and pondered my hot chocolaty failure. 

I wanted to balance out the super sweet white hot chocolate and hide the terrible quality of the chocolate chips somewhere, but as I mentioned in my last post, it’s hard to do that with skim milk. 

Enter the saviour of many dishes: butter! 

The recipe, including how to, is down below but I’m reasonably pleased with how this one turned out! 

I’m taking more pictures of my drinks than a Starbucks customer with a hard to spell name!

Ultimately, I’m not sure spicy goes with white chocolate. I got the rich warm flavour that I wanted from a slightly more grown up white hot chocolate, but it’s like they are two flavours at odds. In a dark hot chocolate, I love a bit of kick, but this seems like two different drinks who happen to meet in the same mug. 

Like, it’s one moment “here’s a sweet calming drink for you” and then a few seconds later “Here’s a bright little kick – whee!” The hot chocolate is good, but I will probably leave the optional heat out. Or switch back to dark hot chocolate.

(Spicy Optional) White Hot Chocolate 

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate (spring for a good quality chocolate)
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp salted butter
  • Generous pinch cayenne*
  • Mini marshmallows (for garnish)
  • Chocolate shavings (for garnish)

* optional 

  1. Over medium low heat, melt butter, chocolate chips. Add cayenne. Stir frequently. 
  2. Add roughly 1/4 cup of milk. Stir until butter/chocolate mix is incorporated. Add vanilla. 
  3. Pre-heat mug with warm or boiling water. Dry thoroughly. 
  4. Put a few mini marshmallows in the the bottom of the mug, pour hot chocolate on top. Top with more marshmallows and chocolate shavings. 
  5. Enjoy while contemplating a favourite memory from your childhood. 

Butter, saving the day.

Until next time, may you always pour the right amount of flour the first try. 


Exciting nights ahead!

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