24 May 2012

Maple Hot Chocolate


I went to a math conference the other day. Boy what a day that was. It was incredibly fun to say the least. It lasted the whole day, but when it was over I was exhausted!

What better way to end the day then by sitting down with a warm cup of hot chocolate while reading a good book? Since summer started, I am actually reading books that are NOT math! It's very refreshing, but when I finish the book I am currently reading, I won't know what to read next! Any suggestions would be much appreciated ;)




So all those who don't know what the typical day of a Canadian is, let me clue you in: We wake up in our igloos, and walk a few steps to out make-shift kitchen to eat some poutine and drink a large mug of maple syrup, then go out to ride our polar bears to work.

So when I found this recipe online I thought that I HAD to make this, since I am not a typical Canadian, and have never drank a cup of maple syrup. This is the closest I will get.

(For all those who were wondering, I'm totally joking. We are normal up here, I swear)





Adapted from AllRecipes
What you'll need:

 -1 tablespoon sugar (I used Splenda)
-1 teaspoon cocoa powder
-1 tablespoon water
-1 teaspoon butter
-1 cup milk
-1 teaspoon maple syrup
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-3 large marshmallows, cut into slivers
+whipped cream


Directions:

    1.   In a small saucepan on medium heat, mix all the ingredients together. Do not allow to boil. Remove from heat when the marshmallows are melted.
    2.   Pour into a mug, and top with whipped cream. Drizzle some extra maple syrup on top


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18 comments:

  1. Wow I am drooling here. Very delicious...0

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  2. wow just awesome. feel like having right now

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  3. I was totally in the mood for and iced coffee...until I read your post. Looks perfect!

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  4. I love homemade hot chocolate, and I love your idea of adding in maple syrup! Try hot chocolate with a sprinkle of chili powder or cayenne next time... It's not spicy, it just adds a really interesting flavor to it! You can also try cinnamon too.

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  5. Looks delicious :)
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  6. I like how you take time and effort with your drinks! :) Book suggestions: Girl with the Dragon Tatoo Trilogy, Cutting for Stone, The Red Tent, The Gospel According to Biff. I could go on... if you want something chicky, The Help.

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  7. Ooh, maple and chocolate. Great combo!

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  8. I still have some of the maple syrup from my in law's farm, I need to make this!!

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  9. ooh this looks so comforting and delicious!

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  10. Ohhh ! Throw some poutine over here ! lol That hot choco looks delicious ! Perfect for cold days and night ! I'll just add some ice when I make that here :D

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  11. I'm a Canadian girl too!! I adore maple anything but I've never tried it in hot chocolate. You can bet I will now! :-)

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  12. This is a revolutionary idea - I add the goodness of maple in everything so this is a must try :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  13. I loved your post and your recipe! So glad you pointed out your location because I'm in southern CA and it is hot. I was thinking, "who's drinking hot chocolate on a day like today?" :-)

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  14. You must live in a different part of Canada than I do, because it's 30 degrees here today! (I have also never had a mug of maple syrup.)

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  15. maple syrup in chocolate sounds too good! it's totally a different weather here, i feel like i'm having a sauna here, so hot there days!

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  16. Great winter drink! Here in London, last week was very cold perfect weather for maple hot choc. This week is very hot (very hot!) so I save the recipe for June when it will be cold again...

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  17. Absolutely love maple syrup..never thought of adding it to hot chocolate...GENIUS!!!! Looks fantastic!

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