Shavuah Tov! It finally snowed here on the east coast this weekend and of course it was the one night I did not park my car in the garage!
After being out in the freezing cold with all the rest of my neighbors de-icing the car, I am SOOO ready for this delicious hot cocoa drink. – IN FACT, I DESERVE this DRINK!
Not of the most dietetic of the hot cocoas out there – this version uses my favorite Torino milk chocolate bar that gets slowly melted in to a glass of hot steaming milk. Topped with some fresh whip cream, a little cinnamon and more shaved chocolate – there is really nothing like it.
In Israel this is what they call the Viennese chocolate and is a regular item on almost every café menu. The first café in NY to bring it in was Café K on Ave J that I know of, and when I opened Tastebuds 10 years ago, I happily adapted and put it on our drink menu.
What I really love about this drink is that slow hot chocolate melt you get stirring your bar in to the steaming milk. Truthfully I almost never melt the entire bar, eventually the last bit ends up being eaten out right!
Perfect for a cold Saturday Night – I highly recommend snuggling down on the couch with a hot steaming mug and enjoy a little Chocolate Heaven!
There really is no recipe – Steam milk on the stove, Pour into mug, with one bar of your favorite milk chocolate and stir till melted. Add whip and cinnamon for extra deliciousness!