Making hot chocolate with Kilwins Dublin

Kilwins Dublin - 12/6/18

Kilwins Dublin stopped by to show Shawn and Phil how to spice up a winter hot chocolate. Plus, they showed us how easy it is to make the drink from scratch!


Ingredients:

- Kilwins chocolate shred

- Milk

Toppings:

- Kilwins marshmallows

- Whipped topping

- Crushed peppermint

- Kilwins Sea Salt Caramel (to make sea salt caramel hot chocolate)

- Caramel

- Chocolate Shreds to sprinkle on top

- Red & Green Sprinkles


STEP ONE:

- In a medium saucepan, heat 4 cups of milk over low heat until bubbles start to form on the sides of the saucepan.

- Add 1 1/2 cups of shredded drinking chocolate to the saucepan.

- You should whisk frequently and continue to heat for 5 minutes or less. Then, remove from the stovetop.


STEP TWO: Pour the hot chocolate into a mugand don’t forget the toppings!

- As a fun holiday party idea or a sweet surprise for your kids, you can create a "do it yourself" hot chocolate bar!


STEP THREE: When it comes to flavor, combination is everything! Here are a few suggestions on what treats to pair with your hot chocolate.

- Salty pairings can help balance out the intense, rich sweetness of hot chocolate.

- Hand-crafted corns & brittles

- Chocolate dipped pretzels

For sweet pairings, it’s all about moderation -- unless you have an incredible sweet tooth!

- Chocolate dipped oreos

- Creamy mackinac island fudge

- Chocolate dipped rice krispie treats

- Peppermint bark

- Tangy fruits, like oranges, Granny Smith apples and strawberries, are not only refreshing but can help cleanse the palate.

- Milk or dark orange peel

- Apple pie caramel apples

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