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If you’ve ever been to Serendipity, you know why they’re famous for their frozen hot chocolate. It’s amazing. We were super excited to come across this recipe to re-create the delicious treat:
Frozen Hot Chocolate
Based on the Serendipity original
Technically, this serves one person drinking from an enormous goblet. But you might want to share amongst 4 smaller cups, especially at a party.
3 ounces milk chocolate, roughly chopped
2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups milk, divided
3 cups ice
Whipped cream, peppermint sticks, hot fudge, chocolate squares or shavings, or marshmallow syrup for garnish, if you’re in the mood
In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the chocolate, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, salt, and 1/2 cup of the milk, stirring as the chocolate melts so that the whole thing becomes a smooth chocolate base.
Cool this completely to room temperature, or go ahead and put it in an airtight container in the refrigerator to use later.
When ready to drink, put the chocolate base in a blender, and add the remaining 1 cup of milk and the ice. Blend until thoroughly combined and slushy. Spoon the frozen hot chocolate into cups, mugs, or bowls, and garnish as desired.
Adapted from Big Girls Small Kitchen.
- Combine everything together in a large bowl. Stir until mixed thoroughly. Refrigerate for a few hours so the flavors have time to blend.
- Serve the salad on the dinner rolls. Keep refrigerated. Makes about 6 cups of turkey salad.
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What is on your Cyber Monday shopping list, loves?
- French baguette, sliced and toasted
- Buffalo mozzarella, sliced thin
- Fresh sage leaves
- Salted Butter
What You Do:
- 1. Butter slices of French baguette and toast under the broiler until golden. Set aside
- 2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- 3. In a small skillet melt butter over medium low heat. Add fresh sage leaves and cook until sage is crispy and butter begins to brown in bits on the bottom of the pan. (you may need to remove sage before butter is browned).
- 4. Top toasted bread with prosciutto and cheese. Bake at 375 until cheese begins to melt.
- 5. Remove from oven and spoon browned butter over crostini. Top each with a crispy sage leaf or two.
- 6. Serve while hot! Enjoy.
Pumpkin Seed Cheese Log
What You Need:
- 1 5oz log goat cheese/chevre
- 1/2 tsp canola or corn oil
- 3/4 cup raw pumpkinseeds
- salt & pepper
- 3 tsbp pumpkinseed oil
- crackers (we like sweet wheat crackers)
What You Do:
Let cheese come to room temperature. Place a small skillet over medium heat for 2 minutes; add canola or corn oil and pumpkinseeds. Toss for a minute, then season with salt and pepper. Once seeds have popped but are still green, transfer to a plate; let cool. Roll cheese in seeds to coat. Drizzle with pumpkinseed oil and serve with crackers.