Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Fernet Hot Chocolate

By: The Food Hunter

When there's a chill in the air the first thing I think about is a steamy mug of hot chocolate. As I'm sure you can imagine I am not and never was a fan of the hot cocoa packets that adorn the grocery store shelves. So, as with everything else in my life, I went on a quest to find the "real deal" a hot chocolate made completely from scratch.

The recipe below combines three different sources of chocolate, creating a velvety flavor like none other. Kicked up a notch with some Fernet, it quickly becomes a treat you'll find yourself reaching for again and again.

Fernet Hot Chocolate
Serves 4

8 ounces milk
1 ounce heavy cream
1 ounce sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 ounces 64% dark chocolate
1 1/2 ounces 35% milk chocolate
1/4 ounce cocoa powder
3 ounces Fernet

Mix together the cream, milk, sugar and salt over low heat until warm. Mix in chocolate and cocoa powder. Whisk until chocolate melts and all is combined. Stir in the Fernet and enjoy!

4 comments:

  1. Hardly anyone even understands that hot chocolate requires actual CHOCOLATE, not just powdered stuff! Mine is just melted dark chocolate stirred into whole milk. Beats the HECK out of hot cocoa!

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  2. I'm not sure I ever saw Fernet before? But this sounds lovely! Great way to warm up on a chilly day... like here where it's single digits on the 1st of March!

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