Friday, November 4, 2011

Chocolate and Cherries, Oh My!

Sorry it took me so long to post today, I spent my morning at the DMV and we now have another licensed driver in the family.  In five (very short) months our youngest will be able to drive with a parent or guardian and we will have three teenage drivers in the house.  I am learning so much about trusting the sovereignty of God when my kids walk out the door, keys in hand!

Now onto the fun stuff! I promised you a recipe to use the  chocolate syrup recipe from yesterday.  This is my favorite hot chocolate recipe full of chocolate and cherry goodness and there is even a dairy free version!
Hot Chocolate Cherry Cordial

Hot Chocolate Cherry Cordial
2 1/2 Cups milk
3/4 Cup half & half or cream
3/4 Cup chocolate syrup
1/4 Cup maraschino cherry juice
Whipped cream
Shaved Chocolate
Maraschino Cherries

Place milk, half & half, chocolate syrup and maraschino cherry juice in a saucepan.  Whisk over med-low heat until hot, but not boiling.  Spoon into mugs and top with whipped cream, shaved chocolate and maraschino cherries or marshmallows.

*This recipe doubles or triples nicely and can go into a crock-pot on low heat for parties.  When I make it for parties I put the cherries and the juice into the mix.

*We served this at an open house last winter and it was the first thing to disappear (along with homemade marshmallows for topping.

For a dairy free version:
Use Almond milk, coconut creamer (or your favorite cream substitute) and Healthy Top by MimiCreme for whipped cream.  Some have thought the dairy free version wasn't quite sweet enough, so you can add a little extra chocolate sauce or a bit of sugar to the milk.

*For a grown-up version, add a splash of cherry brandy or vodka to the mugs before filling.

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