Monday, February 2, 2015

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout Hot Chocolate

The most decadent hot chocolate married with Brooklyn's Black Chocolate Stout, nuff said.

Holiday detox is over my friends... so I have gone off the deep end to make the MOST decadent hot chocolate with craft beer and butter, OMG!

Beer and chocolate are two of life’s greatest pleasures for the palette. It may not be obvious, but beer pairs very nicely with chocolate. The inspiration for this hot chocolate – Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout – is silky smooth with a frothy and chocolaty head. This beer was begging to be dessert.

You must obey the beer. Since it has been so cold as of late, hot chocolate is the perfect pick. You’re hiding under a baggy sweater, so we can make it a bit decadent. Rich dark chocolate, milk, sugar, half and half and even some butter simmer and steam melding together into a magic chocolate potion. The last ingredient is what truly makes this into an elixir: Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout. It’s an adult update to a childhood comfort classic.
At the end of a long, cold day you have earned a little treat. Turn your cold one into a warm cup of comfort.

Perfect for a Valentine's Day treat! Super decadent and it has alcohol! Prepare to get lucky!

What you need

1 cup half and half
½ cup 2% milk
½ cup dark chocolate
1 tablespoon butter
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
¾ cup Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout

How to make it

1. In a medium saucepan heat the half and half, milk, dark chocolate, vanilla extract, sugar and butter over medium heat until the chocolate has melted completely into the mixture.
2. Remove from heat and add in beer.
3. Place back on medium and stir well. Simmer for a minute.
4. Serve with whipped cream.

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