Monday, January 7, 2013

SRC: Peppermint Hot White Cocoa Shots

Happy New Year Everbody! I hope each and every one of you is having a wonderful 2013 so far. 2013 has so far been really swell. I have family from New York staying over, a family friend's wedding, partying late into the night and a great impromptu birthday celebration - can you imagine all of this cramped into just the first 6 days of the year. I can't wait to see what the rest of the year has in store.

Its been a couple of months since I've last posted here. And one this I'd like to achieve this year is more regular posting compared to last year. I want to say "Thank you" to each  and everyone of you who has continued to visit this space; your support means a lot. To kick of this years posts, do I have a treat for you! For this months SRC assignment, I've had the opportunity to peruse through a wonderful blog, The Weekend Gourmet, authored by Wendy. There was lots to choose from, but I really wanted to try out her take on hot chocolate. And since the holiday season has been extremely indulgent for me this year, I decided to turn her wonderful holiday treat into a miniature version. I present Peppermint Hot White Cocoa Shots. These would be wonderful to serve at any party. They look so adorable and they taste wonderful. Typically, I'm not too crazy about white chocolate, but this hot chocolate was divine. It was rich, warm, comforting and every so delicious. I know I will make these again.

Peppermint Hot White Cocoa Shots
(Makes 3 coffee mugs or a whole bunch of shot glasses)

2 cups Milk (I used toned milk)
1 cup Cream (I used Amul's Fresh Cream)
3/4 cup white chocolate (chopped)
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
Mini Marshmallows, to top
Peppermint Candy Canes crushed, to garnish

Place the milk and the cream in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat.

Tip in  the white chocolate and stir till the chocolate has melted. 

Add the peppermint extract and stir to combine.

Pour into mugs / shot glasses.

Top with mini marshmallows and crushed peppermint.


Don't forget to check what the others in Group A have made this month -