— a culinary journal —

Cocoa Pops

IMG_2250

The holiday season and family get togethers are just around the corner.

Looking for an easy addition to your family breakfast or brunch?

IMG_2234

Put out a tray of these “cocoa pops” and cups of steaming milk and you will be surprised how quickly they disappear.

IMG_2322

They melt into the warm milk for a decadent hot chocolate.

IMG_2265

In my house, they disappear quickly, even without the milk. 🙂

Cocoa Pops (Recipe from King Arthur Flour)

Ingredients

1/2 cup heavy cream

14 oz sweetened condensed milk

18 oz semisweet chocolate (cut into pieces or use chocolate chips)

4 oz unsweetened chocolate (cut into pieces)

lollipop or popsicle sticks

Method

Whisk together the heavy cream and condensed milk. Keep on low heat on stovetop until steaming.

IMG_2213

Remove from heat and add in the chocolate. Whisk in the chocolate until just combined.

IMG_2216IMG_2220

Put back on the stovetop on low. Whisk vigorously until mixture is thick, smooth and shiny.

IMG_2221

At this point add in your favorite flavoring if you want (not required). Some optional add-ins: vanilla extract, mint extract, ground cinnamom or instant espresso powder. My dad’s recommendation- freshly grated ginger.

Pour into prepared pan.

IMG_2227

Once the mixture cooled a bit, I covered the pan with another sheet of parchment paper and left on the counter to set overnight.

Once the mixture is set, remove from the pan and cut into squares- around 1×1 inches.

IMG_2230

Insert the popsicle or lollipop sticks.

IMG_2244

These are ideal to stir into a cup of hot milk for an amazing hot chocolate.

IMG_2270

IMG_2246

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Basic HTML is allowed. Your email address will not be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS

%d bloggers like this: