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Curious Southern Cook on a journey to learn...and to create exceptional dining experiences. I love entertaining and preparing food for loved ones & friends and sharing those experiences with others. My wish is that you will be fed too. Bon Appetite!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Hot Chocolate for Lovers

We had reservations tonight for the first seating (at 2Johns, one of our favorite restaurants) for our Valentine’s Day dinner.  Afterwards it was still early enough to enjoy the evening, so I wanted to make something special and naturally...chocolate for my Valentine.  Both my husband and I had generous portions at dinner, so a cup of “Hot Chocolate for Lovers” was just the ticket for a sweet little finish.  It was just the dreamiest hot chocolate (with a kick) that I had ever tasted. 

Other than the chocolate liqueur (which I bought as a Valentine’s Day present for my sweetie), most everything else you probably already have in your pantry and fridge.  So if you “love birds” are still up… go for it.  You can find the recipe at the end of this post.


I gave my husband the chocolate liqueur and this poem as his present. 
I wrote it just for him, today…this day that is dedicated to Lovers and loved ones. 
He is both!

"I Love You Now…and Always
I’ll Love You more and more
I give you my Heart freely
Of our Blessings we are sure
Gracious is God’s pairing
Like Wine and Souls entwined
You are my Love Forever
Neil, Happy Valentines!"

Hot Chocolate for Lovers

Makes 4 to 6 petite servings

2 c whole milk
5 oz semisweet chocolate chips
2 T honey
1/4 t cayenne pepper
Dash of salt
1/2 c chocolate liqueur (optional)
Whipped cream (optional for topping)

·       Heat milk and stir continuously in a saucepan just until scalded, do not boil
·       Turn down heat, add chocolate, honey, cayenne and salt, stir until chocolate is completely melted and smooth
·       Add chocolate liqueur, stir
·       Pour into cups and top with whipped cream, if desired



1 comment:

  1. In my capacity as official house taster, I declared the HCfL as "SCARY GOOD!" Over-the-top richness and taste with just the right amount of bite! Wowie!