Sunday, January 27, 2008

Serendipity

Serendipity's Frozen Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Recipe
I splurged and bought myself the Serendipity Cookbook and this is one of the hot/cold beverages they serve. . .SO MUCH FUN to make AND DRINK! I absolutely love this and anyone that is a peanut butter lover might just absolutely LOVE this too! =D

I used Schokinag Triple Chocolate for the 6 1/2 ounces of mixed chocolate. For anyone that doesn't know, Schokinag is a European Drinking chocolate that you mix with a little warm milk to slowly melt the chocolate pieces before adding the rest of the milk to make a whole cup. This happens to be my all time favorite hot chocolate! The drink is sweet and rich BUT definitely an awesome treat! =D

Ingredients:
6 1/2 ounces milk chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, and semisweet chocolate
3 T. sugar
1 T. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups whole milk, divided
1/2 c. chilled whipping cream
2 T. peanut butter
3 c. ice cubes
chocolate shavings

Directions:
Place 6 1/2 ounces assorted chocolate in medium metal bowl. Set bowl over saucepan of simmering water; stir until melted and smooth. Add sugar and cocoa and stir to blend. Gradually whisk in 1/2 cup milk; whisk until sugar dissolves. Cool mixture to room temperature.
Using electric mixer, beat cream in small bowl until peaks form. Place remaining 1 cup milk, chocolate mixture, peanut butter, and ice in blender. Puree until smooth. Divide between 2 large glasses. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with chocolate shavings.



4 comments:

Peter M said...

Umm, I love peanut butter & chocolate so you know how my reaction would be to this. Is it like a milk shake?

Deborah said...

What a fun cookbook!! I have been to Serendipity and enjoyed the frozen hot chocolate, although I don't remember the food being that great. This sounds like a great recipe!

Meghan said...

oooo this sounds dreamy...

Brilynn said...

I saw this recipe somewhere and immediately wanted to give it a try, glad to hear it's as good as it sounds!