Hot Chocolate with Mint and Marshmellows
Is that a leaf in my chocolate?! Yes it is! It’s a mint leaf to be exact. While browsing the web and old cookbooks I came across this and had to try it! I know it’s just hot chocolate and can be bought at Starbucks during the Holidays, but just look at that picture? Is it not breathtaking? I hope to become as good one day so I stop stealing pictures. But anyway I urge you lovers of warm chocolate to try this.
Theres something special about making food and beverages from scratch. I’m sure wine tastes much better after you’ve squashed grapes for hours with your bare feet! The same is true for this! The chocolate is so thick and rich it’s fantastic! Please don’t take my word for it!
1 cup cream
1/2 cup milk
5 sprigs fresh mint
pinch of salt
1 & 1/2 cups chopped dark chocolate (70%)
In a small pot boil the milk and cream. Add the mint and put aside for 30 minutes. Meanwhile chop the chocolate and put it into a medium bowl. Gently bruise the mint in the cream mixture to release some of the essential oils.
Add salt to the cream mixture and bring back up to a simmer over medium-low heat. Remove the mint.
Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and let sit for one minute. Whisk the cream and the chocolate together so you will get ganache.
Ganache can be refrigerated for about 2 weeks. When in the mood for more simply put 2 tbsp of ganach into the cup and pour in a hot milk.