Hot Chocolate Ingredients:
4 cups of milk
splash of water
3/4 cups of premium semi-sweet chocolate chips (Ghiradelli suggested)
1 teaspoon of red food coloring paste (check Michaels)
Whipped Cream Ingredients:
1 cup of heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon of sugar
1 teaspoon of whipped cream cheese
In a medium mixing bowl or a stand-up mixer, pour in heavy whipping cream and sugar. Whip on medium with the whisk attachment for 2-3 minutes. Just before it peaks, add the teaspoon of whipped cream cheese and whisk for another 2 minutes. Taste the whipped cream and add more cream cheese to taste. If you like it more tart, I’d say add another 1/2 teaspoon, just be careful to not over whip or you’ll have butter on your hands in no time.
In a medium saucepan, heat the milk over medium heat. Add a splash of water and the chocolate chips, constantly stirring gently . When almost melted, add the red food coloring paste and stir some more. The color should be a deep red, similar to the picture above. When the chocolate chips are all melted, pour the hot chocolate in four mugs and top with the whipped cream.
Cinnamon Roll Latte
1/2 oz Cinnamon Syrup
1 tsp Brown Sugar
Espresso, 1-2 shots
Find yoru favorite mug and pour in 1/2 oz of Cinnamon Syrup. Add 1 teaspoon of Brown Sugar and stir to mix. Add Espresso – one to two shots, depending on your taste. Fill with foamy, steamed Milk leaving just enough room to top off with Whipped Cream. This delicious drink is not finished until you give it a light dusting of Cinnamon Powder. Tastes JUST like a cinnamon roll!
Pumpkin Pie Latte
2 tbs vanilla extract
1/4 tsp cinnamon, ground
1 cup milk
1/2 cup strong coffee, or 1/4 cup espresso
Note: yields 10 servings
1 cup prepared caramel apple dip
3/4 cup frozen apple juice concentrate
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground allspice
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
2. Spoon 1/3 cup latté mix into large mug. Add 6 ounces boiling water, stir until dissolved.