Williams Sonoma Hot chocolate???
Was at WS exchanging a few items on the 26th and while I was at the cashier (15 mins) about 4 phone calls came through asking if they had any (sold out) hot chocolate. Then, someone actually returned one and before the cashier could even put it through there were three people willing to take it.
Never had it, but must be good, right? Anyone have a recipe for homemade? It seems quite expensive for the number of cups you get.
Believe it or not, I was gifted one last night as a hostess gift. Broke open that baby this morning and it was very good quality, no funky commercial or synthetic flavours, and loads of shaved chocolate.
I am thinking I am making my own mixes next year. Must look at these posts again. Not sure if the price is worth it at WS, but now I have a nice tin too!
I made several batches this year as gifts for the neighbors - one told me she thought it was better than the W-S version.
3 cups powdered milk
2 cups confectioners sugar
1 1/2 cup Dutch process chocolate
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups mint chips (Guittard makes these)
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips.
mix all together in large bowl. Serve by adding 2 heaping spoons of mix to a mug and then adding very hot water. Stir well until chips are dissolved.
I loved the peppermint for years and always looked for it on sale after Christmas (sometimes marked down to $3 from $18). At one time, I had 7 cans in the pantry and now have 4 left over from last year's sale. Recently, I've been finding hot chocolate a bit too rich, so I don't drink it much anymore, but, yes, the WS hot chocolate is good.
I recall it being just shaved chocolate and vanilla powder. I think they use Guittard chocolate, but can't recall for sure.
Lots of good recipes out there, but I like a bitter hot cocoa - some cocoa powder, milk or water, and dark chocolate. however, most folks like whole milk with melted dark chocolate.
Here is a recipe: http://www.mytartelette.com/2009/12/r...
Honestly many Williams Sonoma mixes crack me up. There was a base I saw once - maybe for frosting or ice cream or something that was literally sugar and vanilla. It was $9 and people were buying it. Read the ingredients there - often you are paying for someone to do the measuring and minimal prep work for you.