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The Best Hot Chocolate...Ever

Friday, January 21, 2011


Occasionally I share recipes, but try to limit the ingredients to things that can be grown like pesto, apple crisp, blueberry smoothies, and strawberry preserves.  This recipe, however, was too good to keep to myself.


If you like s'mores and
hot chocolate,
you are going to love this!


It is called s'mores hot chocolate and chances are, once you try it, you will want s'more, tee-hee. 


This recipe is from Southern Lady Magazine.


S'mores Hot Chocolate 

2 cups heavy whipping cream
1-4oz. bar semi-sweet chocolate chopped (I recommend Ghiradelli because it's the best)
4 cups milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1-8oz. container frozen non-dairy whipped topping thawed
1-7oz. jar marshmallow creme
1 cup graham cracker crumbs

Garnish: crushed graham crackers, chocolate shavings

1.  In a large saucepan, combine cream and chocolate over medium heat, whisking constantly until chocolate is melted.  Add milk, sugar, and vanilla, whisking until smooth.  Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently, do not boil.

2.  In a medium bowl, combine whipped topping and marshmallow creme.  Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.  Add graham cracker crumbs, beating until well combined.  Spoon or pipe cream mixture on top of hot chocolate.  Top with additional crushed graham crackers and chocolate shavings, if desired.

Enjoy!


31 comments:

  1. Rene, thanks for this!! This will be perfect for our snowy wintery day today!! Staying home bound and will be loving every minute of it.

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  2. OMGoodness Rene that looks delightful, delectable and just delicious!!! :) That will be a wonderful drink this weekend it is -3 here right now!! Thank you sharing!!!

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  3. And I suppose there is no "light" version of this wonderful drink :)

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  4. LOL, it just looks sinful...sinfully delish! Thanks for sharing...not signed - my ever expanding waistline!

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  5. Ok, this looks so decadent and yummy! I can't wait to try it!

    Kat :)

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  6. This sounds sinfully delicious! I'm going to send it to my nieces who are all away at college, I know they'll love it!!! Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful day!

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  7. Perfect for our snow day! My children thank you!!

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  8. Love the Pottery Barn Reindeer accessories. I have only the coaster set.

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  9. Looks so good! Perfect timing too, it's going to be below zero for a few days here.
    Have a great weekend!

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  10. Sounds unbelievable. Thanks for sharing! I have become addicted to hot chocolate this winter. It'll be fun to try something a little different.

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  11. Oh, yum! I love s'mores! We make them in the microwave if we don't have a fire. I will definitely be making this. I love your mugs!

    XO,
    Jane

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  12. Yum, I could enjoy a cup as we speak. It is snowy, cold and windy here...this would be perfect!
    Wendy

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  13. Sounds like the perfect thing to get out of the cold with. Yum. And I love your reindeer mug! So cute! Do you have the full set?

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  14. It's snowing in Boston {again!!} and that recipe might be exactly what the doctor ordered!

    Happy weekend!

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  15. Rene- This looks so chocolately and luscious! We woke to more snow and our snow here today, (Well post a pic on my blog tonight!), and this looks like heaven.

    Loretta

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  16. Yummy looking! Its like negative 4 today so I think I might be making the kiddos a cup of this after school!

    Megan

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  17. Yes, please!!! SO yummy. I am going to try it this weekend. I want to try the blueberry smoothies, too. Need to go check out your recipe. Have a wonderful weekend, Rene.

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  18. This looks scrumptious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  19. This is the perfect recipe for this weekend - I'm in ATL and we don't DO cold... :) So I'll give this a try to help keep warm! Thanks for sharing.

    Kylie

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  20. Oh Man! I'm a big fan of anything chocolate. I can't wait to try it out.

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  21. Oh my goodnesss....looks delish....but my thighs wouldn't be very vixen like if I had too many:) maybe a cup would be fine though! Thanks for sharing.

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  22. That sounds like a special hot chocolate!!! And yummy!

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  23. Girlie, you KNOW
    this is right up
    my alley today,
    given the sub-zero
    weather where I am.
    Thanks for sharing, Rene!
    xx Suzanne

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  24. Yum! That last photo of it is beautiful. How can I not try it? Tks for sharing the recipe.

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  25. oh my goodness! that looks delicious! and the photographs are really nice! Thanks for the recipe!

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  26. I would LOVE a mug of this right now! It sounds fantastic! I think a Publix trip will be necessary tomorrow. :)

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  27. Um - yum. Two of my favorite foods (hot chocolate and s'mores!).

    Definitely trying this.

    Leigha

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  28. I made this Friday night for my mom and I. My 9 year old son tried it too. We all agreed, it IS the best hot chocolate we've ever had! Thank you so much for posting it. It was truly heavenly!!

    Stephanie

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