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Truffle Hot Chocolate with Flavored Whipped Cream

Truffle Hot Chocolate with Flavored Whipped Cream
Truffle Hot Chocolate with Flavored Whipped Cream
Jolie

When it’s cold outside…greet guests at the door with steaming mugs of rich hot chocolate. As the crowning touch, offer a selection of flavored whipped creams (recipes below).

What You Need:
(Makes: 6 servings)

4 cups of milk
6 ounces of 70% cacao dark baking chocolate, chopped
3 tablespoons of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of instant espresso powder
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
A dash of salt
For the Dulce De Leche Whipped Cream:
3 tablespoons of sugar
1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream
For the Chocolate Whipped Cream:
1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup
For the peppermint Whipped Cream:
1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon of sugar
1/8 teaspoon of peppermint extract
1 tablespoon of crushed peppermint candies
For the Coffee Whipped Cream:
1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon of instant espresso powder
1 tablespoon of sugar
Chocolate-covered coffee beans, optional
For the Irish Whipped Cream:
1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon of Irish cream liqueur

What to Do:
STEP 1)
In a large saucepan, heat the milk over medium heat until bubbles form around sides of pan (do not boil). Remove from the heat; whisk in the chocolate, brown sugar, espresso powder, vanilla and salt until smooth. Return to the heat; cook and stir until heated through. Pour into mugs; top with desired flavor of whipped cream.

STEP 2) Make the Dulce De Leche whipped cream: In a heavy skillet, melt sugar until golden. Gradually stir in cream; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Transfer to a small bowl; cover and refrigerate for 4 hours. Beat until stiff peaks form.

STEP 3) Make the chocolate whipped cream: In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add chocolate syrup; beat until stiff peaks form.

STEP 4) Make the peppermint whipped cream: In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add sugar and extract; beat until stiff peaks form. Garnish with candies.

STEP 5) Make the coffee whipped cream: In a small bowl, beat cream and espresso powder until it begins to thicken. Add sugar; beat until stiff peaks form. Garnish with coffee beans if desired.

STEP 6) Make the Irish whipped cream: In a small bowl, beat cream and liqueur until stiff peaks form.

STEP 7) Sip & Enjoy!