One of the major challenges I face as a food blogger is getting some good photos of the things I make. When I am home alone, I can spend as much time as I need to photograph cookies, slices of cake and my own lunch, to give you an idea of the easy things.
Everything is more complicated when I want to be sure my family gets a hot plate of food or, like today, a steaming cup of hot chocolate for my children who are coming in from playing in the snow.
If you don’t take a photo of your Melting Snowman White Hot Chocolate, you will be able to delight its recipient with the cute (intact) snowman melting into the cup. If you do photograph the Melting Snowman White Hot Chocolate you’ll quickly watch the marshmallow slide down, eyes fall off and hat slip into the beverage as you frantically try to get at least one good shot.
The photo below, in all of its fuzziness, is the only one I got that gives you an idea of how cute this hot chocolate is. The most important thing, though, is how absolutely delicious white hot chocolate is. If you are a fan of white chocolate, whip this up soon.
2 cups whole milk
½ tsp pure vanilla extract
5 oz white chocolate, chopped
2 tsp granulated sugar
½ cup of heavy cream
1 tsp confectioners’ sugar
Marshmallows and candies (I used chocolate wafers and a mini Reese’s Peanut Butter cup for the hats and colored mini chips for the eyes, noses and buttons)
1. Heat the milk, vanilla, chocolate and granulated sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat until the mixture just starts to come to a simmer, stirring frequently to melt the chocolate.
2. Once the chocolate has melted, whisk the milk until foamy, and divide the hot chocolate between two mugs.
3. Top with whipped cream (beat together cream and confectioners’ sugar, until softly whipped), plus marshmallows and candies to decorate.
Serves 2 to 3
How about a catchy snowman related tune?
“I’m a snowman, a snowman
I’m cold when I’m with you
And a snowman can never hold your hand”
Check out Bears on the band’s Website, where you can buy their music. (The non-snowman stuff is really good power pop.)