Blogging Marathon# 48: Week 2/ Day 2
Theme: Kid’s Delight — Holiday Specials
Dish: Hot Chocolate
I have another kid friendly drink for the second day of this week’s blogging marathon. Both my kids love chocolate milk and I have been making hot chocolate for them once in a while this winter. They love it so much that they would do just about anything to drink (clean the room, finish homework — anything at all, gets done in no time).
I have 2 hot chocolate recipes on the blog already, one with unsweetened cocoa powder and the other with soy creamer. This hot chocolate recipe is made with ganache that can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator, so the kids can have their favorite hot chocolate in no time.
Using good quality chocolate is key to the recipe. Any dark chocolate with 50~70% cocoa would be good here. I used a 50% Lindt Chocolate bar and I loved the mild dark chocolate flavor. I made the ganache with half-n-half instead of heavy cream which made the ganache not too thick. The resulting hot chocolate was also not too rich but very delicious indeed.