Winter is long here. But Mumbai is just about starting to feel its chills. For the last week or so, the city has been chattering its teeth, pulling out its jackets, and refusing to take a bath in the early morning.
Fine, maybe I was kidding about the last part. But I’m definitely not kidding about the new lows the thermometer has been reaching. And me being an ardent supporter of the ‘Fight Back the Winter with Books-Blanket-&-Hot Chocolate’ school of thought, I thought it would be good to shake things up a bit and try a few variations of the ever comforting Hot Chocolate.
Ever since the brilliance of White Chocolate Mocha began being discussed over Twitter, the thought of white chocolate has been unable to leave my mind. It kept reminding me of the times when I was a kid of 7, and my dad would reward me with a bar of Milky White every time I agreed to cut my hair cut.
White Hot Chocolate
Serves : 1 huge mug.
Difficulty : Easy Peasy. When that MS fellow in Amreeka can make it too, why can’t you?
Preparation Time : Nothing.
Cook Time : 5 minutes
- 1/3 cup Cream
- 1 cup Milk
- 60-70 grams White Chocolate (Milky White works great)
- 2 drops of Vanilla Extract
Meanwhile, chop up your white chocolate. Sneak in a taste or two when no one is looking.
Drop in the chocolate in the warm milk-cream, and whisk slowly till the chocolate melts completely. This will take less than a minute.
Whisk once more, and you’re done!
Pour the White Hot Chocolate out in a comforting cup/mug/glass. Garnish with a small pinch of cocoa powder, or some dark chocolate/white chocolate shavings.
Grab that copy of P.G Wodehouse, wrap that blanket around your legs and enjoy the winter!
Boy am I glad that the winter is here to stay.