Category Archives: Beverages
I have been seeing all of these amazing Freakshakes on Pinterest and decided I wanted to try making these amazing looking milkshakes. For my first attempt, I decided to make this chocolate-mint shake since Saint Patrick’s Day is just around the corner.
I topped it with green & white candies, Andes mint chocolates, and these lovely powdered donuts. I also sprinkled everything generously with green sugar and a drizzle of chocolate sauce. Of course, I had to add a considerate amount of whipped cream.
I hate cold weather and should be living some place warm and tropical. The only thing I like about cold weather is sitting in front of the fire sipping hot chocolate.
Since I am not really a huge chocolate fan, I tend to make white hot chocolate. Topping it off with caramel makes it perfect !
White Caramel Hot Chocolate
2 ounces (1/2 cup) white chocolate chips
2 cups of milk
1 tablespoon caramel syrup
Top with whipped cream, caramel sauce, or marshmallows
In a saucepan, combine the white chocolate, milk, and caramel syrup, and heat until white chocolate melts, stirring constantly. Watch carefully or the milk will burn.
Garnish with whipped cream or marshmallows and drizzle with caramel sauce. Serve immediately.
Servings: Makes about 2 cups
I have never been a fan of the powdered hot chocolate mix you can purchase in your local supermarket. I still make it the way I did when I was a child, with milk, cocoa, and sugar. Each cup of cocoa is different. Sometimes I add caramel topping, cinnamon, hot fudge, marshmallows, or whipped cream. But the item I add the most is coffee creamer. I keep a variety of flavors on hand so I can grab whatever flavor I am craving at the moment. It also adds such a creamy flavor.
If you are serving it to guest, why not add some chocolate covered marshmallows? They are quick and easy to make.
Every year I wait for that first cool night, the one where I can light a fire and curl up on the couch with a blanket and a warm drink. I’m always on the lookout for drinks that fit that image. Do I want something with pumpkin or maybe apple?
Here is a list of several recipes that is on my list to try. Hopefully you will find something to fit your mood or maybe inspire you to create you own delicious drink.
I just ran across these on Facebook and followed the link back to Butter with a Side of Bread. They share the recipes for the beautiful cream soda.