Chocolates are a popular gift during Christmas. In the Philippines where a lot of overseas workers come home for the holidays, it is not unusual for them to pass by the duty-free shop near the airport and buy bags and bags of chocolate to give away to friends and relatives. My brother-in-law, a graphic artist based in Beirut, arrived ten days before Christmas and he gave us a bag of Hershey’s miniature chocolates when he and his family came over for dinner.
If you’re not familiar with Hershey’s miniatures, it is an assortment of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, Mr. Goodbar (with peanuts) and Krackel (with crisped rice). In my family, no one touches the dark chocolate but me. They just don’t like it. Bitter, they say. For me, chocolate is not chocolate unless I can taste the subtle bitterness of the cacao. To make a long story short, by the time that Speedy and the girls were done with the chocolates, about a dozen mini-bars of dark chocolate were left.
How did I finish the mini-bars of dark chocolate? I ate some. The rest, I made into a rich, thick and very delicious chocolate drink. Want to try it? Here’s how:
- 1/4 c. of milk
3 pieces (or more) of Hershey’s miniature dark chocolate
- Pour the milk into a saucepan. Add the Hershey’s miniature dark chocolate. Heat gently (medium to medium-low setting of the stove) until the milk bubbles along the edges. Turn off the heat. Whisk to incorporate the now-melted chocolate into the milk. Pour into a cup (a demitasse is just the right size) and enjoy.
An even faster way to make this drink is to heat the milk and melt the chocolate in the microwave. Pour the milk into a cup and add the chocolate. Set the microwave to high and heat the drink for about 30 seconds. Stir and drink up.
Cooking time (duration): 2
Number of servings (yield): 1
Meal type: breakfast