Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Hot Cocoa Crush

A simple thing, when elevated to its highest form, can be sheer bliss. That's how I felt recently about a particular cup of cocoa at The Blantyre. My husband and I spent a couple of days there to celebrate an anniversary. Yet, one of the most enjoyable evenings was spent playing checkers, enjoying an amazing cup of cocoa, served exactly as you see it above.  Calorie free? Not exactly.
As we near the holidays and time together as family for many....may I suggest an evening of cocoa, elevated to it's highest form? This is a time for the real stuff. No sugar free versions that come in little packets. Stir real chocolate into real milk on the stove. Marshmallows and whip cream are up to you, but I did find that banana bread made a perfect accompaniment!

Here's a link to the Blantyre's hot chocolate menu, to give you some ideas.

Don't forget the presentation....as with anything, that's how you make it special.
Now, I'll drink to that? Won't you join me?

images: The Blantyre, pinterest

14 comments:

pve design said...

Wonderful! Just last night we sat by the fire and I prepared a tray with Winter Mulled tea and a small plate of treats. True, that taking time to savor and slow down the sweetness of the holidays is what it's all about. What a treat to stay there. I thought it was in Scotland!
pve

The Buzz Blog said...

Memories of hot cocoa at Angelina when we lived in Paris came to mind reading this lovely post. The warm milk mixed with molten chocolate and whipped cream - who cares about calories when you're drinking cocoa bliss?!
xxoo
C + C

Party Resources said...

I love Blantyre. Such a pretty spot in the Berkshires. And my post yesterday was an ode to cocoa too! xx

Alexis said...

Love the marshmallow trees! I need one of those now...there is frost all over the car and I am a California wimp :)

La Dolfina said...

I love hot chocolate, especially at this time of year!!!!
Happy Anniversary and Merry Christmas

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

You lucky girl - Blantyre must be gorgeous this time of year! The hot chocolate looks delicious.

I hope you have a beautiful day!

xoxoxo

Splendid Market said...

Your evening sounds perfect, and the cocoa? I'll take a double.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Sounds like heaven to me! I'll join you for sure!

Marianne said...

Hot chocolate is one of my favorite treats this time of year! I'm going to have to detox after the first of the year!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Now that sounds good...they now have chocolate almond milk....yum, for us non diary drinkers.

carolyn bradford said...

I did not know about the chocolate almond milk…will have to try it! However, this looks decadent and divine! Will be making this for sure since all of my kids would love it like crazy! Thanks for sharing!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

I am making Christmas tree marshmallows! I will have to try the almond milk. Sounds amazing.
Thank you for sharing such a lovely drink, Elizabeth.
Happy Thursday.
Teresa
xoxo

Privet and Holly said...

I like to believe
that there are
no such things
as calories from
Christmas Eve
through New Year's
Day! They take
a hiatus until Jan 2!

Your evening by
the fire sounds
brilliant and yummy.

Merry Christmas,
lovely friend!

xo Suzanne

Aspiring Kennedy said...

A whole menu dedicated to hot cocoa? Sign me up!

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