Call me crazy, but for someone that loves chocolate, I never acquired the taste for hot chocolate, so I created my own hot chocolate recipe that included three sweets that I enjoy. 1. Milk Chocolate 2. White Chocolate and 3. Nutella
And yes, this recipe is FULL of calories and sugar. You're welcome
4 - 5 oz milk chocolate (bar or chips
11 oz white chocolate (bar or bag of chips)
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 gallon whole milk
2 cups Nutella (or your favorite chocolate hazelnut spread)
In a large pot, add the dry ingredients and stir together. Slowly pour in the milk while blending and stirring in the dry mixture. Once that is done, add the two cups of chocolate hazelnut. Slowly bring the mixture to a soft boil making sure to stir regularly until all of the ingredients have melted and dissolved. Serve alone, with whipped cream, or with marshmallows.
To make this a bit more "festive", for those over 21 you can add a chocolate liquor, white chocolate liquor, or hazelnut liquor. PS, It's good chilled too! Can you imagine blending this with ice cream? Oh don't get me started! I could go on and on!
This past summer, I had the pleasure of staying at Castle Hill Inn, in Newport, Rhode Island. I was invited to attend the Newport Music Festival and since my husband was not available to join me, I asked Lorna, a friend since childhood, to join me. Any pictures with me in them, were taken by her since I have yet to master the art of a selfie stick. :-)
Close to everything, but tucked away from it all with amazing water views:
Built in 1874, Castle Hill was first and foremost a summer residence before being converted into a private inn in the late 20th century. Now part of the Relais & Chateaux family, Castle Hill Inn offers luxurious amenities, an attentive staff, gourmet meals and spa services.