hot chocolate

Feb 1, 2011 by

hot chocolate in a canister is hard to find in tennessee.  you can buy packets of it, but it’s never enough to make to make a normal serving size.  i had to take matters into my own hands.  this is hot chocolate, shoebox style.  no wintry day is complete without it. we prefer our hot chocolate to be a bit darker than the usual milk chocolate variety, so the recipe calls for more cocoa and less sugar.  adjust as you wish.  i also threw in a recipe for homemade whipped cream.  stay tuned for a homemade marshmallow recipe! modified from 8 oz heavy cream 1/4 tsp clear vanilla (use regular if you don’t mind off-white whipped cream) 4 tbsp powdered sugar 1/2 c unsweetened cocoa powder 1/3 c white sugar 1 pinch salt...

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iced coffee

Mar 20, 2010 by

next to baking, i think that creating new drinks is one of my favorite ways to express myself in the kitchen.  if i could get past working nights and weekends, i’d probably open my own coffee shop.  anyways, i LOVE iced coffee, well coffee loaded with cream and sugary goodness.   for now, i love being a barista at home.  it saves money and calories, too!  here are some variations that i typically make. coffee base we do not have a coffee maker.  tom despises the smell and taste of coffee and i only drink one cup at a time.   thank goodness for folgers classic roast coffee singles!  i can brew a quick cup of coffee in about 4 min.  i like to concentrate my coffee base, so i typically use 2/3 c...

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