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Saturday Night Drink: Viennese Hot Chocolate

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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!

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About the Author

For the last 8 years Sarah Lasry has been the heart and soul of the successful and celebrated Tastebuds Gourmet Café & Flower Shop in Howell, NJ. Sarah opened and ran Tastebuds to much critical appraise for her unique approach to delicious, kosher gourmet cooking as well as her legendary parties, original style and artistic culinary flair. In 2006 Sarah wrote the acclaimed bestselling cookbook “THE DAIRY GOURMET” which revealed all the secret recipes of Tastebuds Café. With much anticipation from her many fans and fellow foodies, Sarah’s brand new cookbook “THE AT HOME GOURMET” just hit the stores with high praise and reviews. Sarah currently resides in Lakewood, NJ where she has recently left the restaurant business to concentrate on her passion for writing cookbooks and is hard at work as the Food and Home contributing editor for Binah Magazine and www. Kosherstreet.com.

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  1. Sheila Rinde says:

    Yummy enjoy

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