04 January 2015

Twas the Night Before Christmas and Nutella Hot Chocolate

I think maybe a lot of people don't remember 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. Much like the Micky Mouse Christmas Carol, this was aired every year (on CBS of I recall) and was always one of our favorites...until it disappeared from air. But then my clever little brother found it. The singing is slightly less annoying than it is in other movies. It's also kind of amusing the way the humans and rodent communities live on concert with each other. Plus the Santa is cute.

I also (half) watched the classic Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer during which (while fast-forwarding through the truly dreadful songs and anything involving the ridiculous elf, Kirby) it really hit me how truly bigoted this movie is. The song is one thing because we all know kids are cruel so them not letting Rudolph join in any reindeer games is not surprising. The poor little calf's just been born and his parents are practically rejecting him. Were reindeer Greek they'd probably have left him out in the snow for the fates. Why do we watch this?!

Really, could there be much better than Nutella hot chocolate? Other than the Nutella raspberry frappuccinos they make in DC's Pound pretty much the answer is, no. Really if you're in the DC area go to Pound on the Hill and  try one. In the meantime this will tide you over. Oooo...you could use raspberry flavored chocolate (not jam as we learned with the raspberry hot chocolate attempt).

  • 1 Cup milk
  • 1/4 Cup heavy cream
  • 50-ish grams dark chocolate, chopped*
  • 2-3 great heaping Tablespoons Nutella. 
  1. Heat milk and cream to hot but not boiling.
  2. Whisk in chocolate and Nutella.
  3. Add more Nutella as desired :)
*I ran out of dark chocolate so used milk chocolate but added cocoa powder. It needs the dark chocolate (or cocoa) otherwise it tastes too milky.

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