Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate7/22/2014 07:56:00 AM
|Peanut butter hot chocolate, mini mini-Reese's pieces, strawberries|
I cannot believe how cold it's been lately. I know everyone says we've had a mild autumn, but I am really really feeling the chill now! I've been meaning to blog this recipe for a year now, (whoops!) and I think it's finally cold enough again to justify an indulgence of peanut butter hot chocolate.
So, you may remember last year, when Bowery to Williamsburg opened, there was a big flurry on social media about their peanut butter hot chocolate - I was super excited to try it, but it took me ages to find a time to go and visit. However, the lure of a PB hot choc was too strong, and I set about trying to make one at home. After some internet research and much experimentation, this is what I came up with: a simple mixture of milk, smooth peanut butter, cocoa powder and vanilla sugar.
I use a stick blender to mix the ingredients and get the finished product nice and foamy, but a regular blender (or just a whisk and some elbow grease) will do.
Heat it up in a pan until steaming hot, and ta-dah! You're done.
|Peanut butter hot chocolate|
Here's the recipe. You're welcome.
Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
An original recipe by Sarah Cooks
1 cup full-cream milk
1 tablespoon smooth peanut butter (I used Reese's!)
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1.5 teaspoons vanilla sugar (or to taste)
Mix all ingredients together, preferably using a blender or stick blender so it gets nice and foamy. Heat it up in a saucepan until steaming hot. Drink! Serve with mini Reese's pieces for extra peanut butter goodness.
Makes one generous mug or two small cups.
Funnily enough, when I finally managed to get to Bowery to Williamsburg, I loved their food but was actually disappointed by the PB hot choc. It was nice enough, sure, but the peanut butter flavour was really, really muted. In fact, it tasted more like a regular hot chocolate than anything else. (The friendly waitress there said that they make their PB hot choc by adding peanut butter ganache to hot chocolate, and in this peanut-butter-addict's humble opinion, it needed way more peanut butter!) I do love Bowery to Williamsburg, but for their fab bagels and delicious cakes.