Lindt Hot Chocolate for a Snowy Day

 

A Snow Day = A Hot Chocolate Day

Lindt Chocolate for me, please.

 

 

It’s true, there is a candy cabinet in our house. And while most of the time it is filled with random leftover movie or holiday candy, it invariably has a variety of Lindt Chocolate tucked in a bowl in the back. What? I’m not hiding it, exactly. More like saving it. For my own personal use. Don’t judge.

Happily for the family members who don’t know I hide chocolate, I was sent some Lindt Chocolate recipes and samples – yes, samples! The hot chocolate recipe is perfect for today – we thankfully did not get as much snow as other places and hunkering down is a luxury not a necessity. I’m thankful that my day includes the Sunday paper and a cup of hot chocolate. Here is a great recipe from Lindt Chocolate, and yes, I tried it out. You’re welcome.

Swiss Hot Chocolate from Lindt

  •  2 (3.5oz) Lindt EXCELLENCE 70% Cocoa bars, chopped
  • 4 cups milk (whole, 2%, 1% or skim – also nice with soy milk – I haven’t tried rice or almond but I be almond would be nice).
  • 1 vanilla bean, split (I have some because I am supposed to make Vanilla Bread)
  • 1 cinnamon stick (we have some on hand because of the holidays – but it’s good without, too)
  • 3/4 teaspoon of whole black peppercorns (optional) (love this idea but made it without this time)
  1. Heat the milk with the spices in a saucepan over medium heat until it reaches almost boiling. (Do not let the milk boil fully.)
  2. Add the chopped chocolate and whisk until smooth.
  3. Remove from heat and let rest for 25 minutes (to release the aromas.) I did not wait 25 minutes.
  4. Strain the liquid and reheat before serving. (optional – we couldn’t wait)

Have a house full of kids just in from sledding or playing in the snow? Can’t wait? Have truffles? Heat a cup of milk in the microwave and drop in 3-4 truffles. Stir. Done. Seriously.

Thank you Lindt Chocolate for the samples and recipe ideas. For more ideas check them out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. They have a great Pinterest page, too.

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post but was sent samples to facilitate this post. All opinions are, and always will be, my own. And I do truly love this chocolate. But you knew that.

 

 

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