Breakfast Frozen Hot Chocolate
A mug of cozy! Or errrm…frozen cozy.
And the best thing about this entire thing is I bought a butane torch off amazon (this one. yes, that’s an affiliate link.)
AND it’s the best because most things in life could be enhanced if topped with a caramelized banana and now you can caramelize all your bananas. Perhaps you can even caramelize your bananas before you put them in the freezer to freeze for smoothies and what not. I will now be making an eye-wateringly ridiculous amount of caramelized banana things.
So this weekend was my mom’s birthday weekend so I wanted to go get cupcakes from the best cupcake place, which is totally not close to our house and Houston is in this whole ‘let’s remodel every freeway’ phase (do you remodel freeways? don’t care.), so there are all these road closures on weekends which makes it totally difficult to get around. Andrew tends to let practicality get in the way of creativity. I’m helping him work through this and become less practical.
I mean, it’s not ridiculous to want a puppy brother or sister for Maggie. I mean, two dogs will be easier than having one dog because they will entertain themselves and grow up as best friends. BFFs!!!! He doesn’t agree…yet.
But at my mom’s birthday I brought the cupcakes and my dad had made a fudgy wonderful chocolate cake. This was the first cake he’d ever made. So I decided to do a blind taste testing between the chocolate cupcakes and my dad’s chocolate cake and my dad totally won. Any night that involves a cake tasting taste off is wonderful.
Then yesterday we picked up my college friend + her husband from the airport and got to have brunch with them. THE BEST. I was a bit depressed having to leave them. She’s one of the warmest people I know and when you’re around her you kinda never want to leave.
Then to just continue telling you everything I did this weekend…last night I was talking to one of my neighbors, it was under interesting circumstances because another neighbor was being arrested, we live on a peculiar street. SO this neighbor was saying she had two grandsons and I wanted to test and see if she was a good grandma so I asked the most statistically proven question to test the epic-ness of a grandma. It’s “do you let your grandkids eat cookie dough?” She chuckled, but I don’t think she does. But maybe she will now, which means there are going to be some happy kiddos out there.
Speaking of kiddos. Make them coal cookies.
On to the frozen hot chocolate.
A couple years ago I went to New York City (photo dump from that trip here) and we did the Serendipity + frozen hot chocolate thing. While this hot chocolate is not as epic as that hot chocolate (just being honest), it’s still creamy and delish and perfect for a festive breakfast or a non-festive Tuesday breakfast.
The hardest part about the recipe is remembering to buy hot chocolate and then freeze it into an ice cube tray. If you can do that, you can totally handle this recipe.
Breakfast Frozen Hot Chocolate
Yield: serves 2
Total Time: 5 minutes (+overnight freeze time)
3 1/2 cups chocolate milk ice cubes (just chocolate milk frozen into ice cube molds)
1 small avocado
1/4 cup special dark cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
garnish: peanut butter, caramelized bananas
In a blender, combine all ingredients. Pour into two mugs. Garnish the rim of the mug with peanut butter and top with caramelized banana. I used a butane torch I bought off Amazon to caramelize my bananas and you should totally do the same.
…the holiday-movies-I-still-need-to-watch-before-Christmas list = The Holiday, Family Stone, Home Alone 2, Arthur Christmas.