Sunday, 6 December 2009

Save the best for last

We've the first frost on Tuesday and it's bitterly cold in the morning. The frosty scene is quite Christmasy at times, for me it's officially winter now. Colder days ahead.
It's always warming the thought of having a cup of hot chocolate drinks plus a bit of booze in it to give it some kick, I really like having this drink on a cold winter evenings.
Having said that, I saved the luxurious Irish Butler's chocolate gift from sister way back in July. As I put it, save the best for last. Indugence............

For one serving

Hot Chocolate Drink with Brandy
Ingredients (serve 2)
  • 450-500 ml full cream/semi skimmed milk
  • 2-3 Butler's chocolate cube
  • 2 tbsp brandy
  • equipment-milk frother
  • chocolate powder for dusting
  • cinnamon powder (optional)
  1. Warm the milk in a sauce pan on low heat. Do not boil as milk will curdle
  2. Pour 200ml warm milk from (1) onto milk frother. Turn on the frother to make milk foam/froth.
  3. Add the chocolate cube onto the milk and continuosly stir to ensure chocolate is melted and blend well. Always ensure is on low heat. Add the brandy and mix.
  4. Once is well mixed, pour the portion into two mugs. Then pour the milk foam over each mug. Dust some chocolate powder/cinnamon powder over the drink.

    The tune of Michael Buble "saving the last dance for me" was playing on the radio and it always got me into doing a bit of ''cha-cha'' . :-)


Algernond said...

Hmmm. Your recipe is for two I see...... Hmmm....

What is is this 'cha-cha' you mention ? Means making 'Hot-Chocoalte' or something to do with moving one's body to the rhythm?

adel said...

butler's should ask u for this recipe to advertise their product, hehe :)
this recipe seems very immersing...

Christine Toh said...


You've tried this boozy choc drink and you're asking for 2tbsp of brandy to be added to yours :-). At least it's warming enough for cold gale force windy nite.
Cha-cha means a type of Latin influenced dance. Michael Buble was singing the song with cha-cha tune, yes moving one's body to the tune.

Christine Toh said...

Hi Adel,

You gotta try a bit of booze(brandy, ameretto etc) in your choc drink, it's really nice.....;-)
Butler's drinking choc is very nice :-), I don't even have to add sugar to it. It's just nicely sweet.