Elixir of the Gods

White Hot Chocolate

4 cups milk of choice

1 cup white chocolate chips

2 tsps. pure vanilla extract

In a medium saucepan, combine milk, white chocolate and vanilla over medium-low heat.  Heat, whisking frequently, until the chocolate is completely melted, but do not let the mixture come to a boil.  Remove from heat.  Taste and adjust as needed.  Pour into mugs and serve with marshmallows, whipped cream, white chocolate shavings, sprinkles or other toppings of choice.

 

Mint Chocolate Soda

1 Tbsps. peppermint syrup, more or less to taste

4 Tbsps. chocolate syrup

¼ cup cold whole milk

Cold club soda, seltzer, or sparkling water

In a 16oz glass, whisk together peppermint syrup, chocolate syrup, and milk. While whisking, add soda water to fill glass. Serve immediately. 

Note: There is a mint chocolate syrup you can get by Torani if you want to use just one syrup.  I prefer less peppermint taste and stronger chocolate.  That’s why I get them separate. 

Recipe adapted from ourbestbites.com.

 

Mocha Frappe

2 cups cold coffee frozen into cubes

2 cups almond milk

4 Tbsps. chocolate syrup

4 Tbsps. granulated sugar

Whipped cream for garnish

Extra chocolate syrup for garnish

Chocolate bar shaved, for garnish

Brew your favorite coffee or even try a flavored coffee like French Vanilla for added flavor.  Let cool to room temperature.  Carefully pour coffee into ice cube trays and freeze.  Add 2 cups frozen coffee cubes, almond milk, chocolate syrup and sugar to blender.  Blend until desired texture is reached.  Top with whipped cream, a drizzle of chocolate syrup and shaved chocolate if you'd like. 

Recipe adapted from thechunkychef.com.

 

Chocoholic Milkshake

4 scoops chocolate ice cream – about 3 cups

1 cup chocolate milk

¼ cup chocolate syrup, plus more for serving if desired

2 tsps. pure vanilla extract

Whipped topping, for serving if desired

Process ice cream, chocolate milk, chocolate syrup, and vanilla in a blender on high speed until desired consistency. Pour into glasses and top with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup.

 

Frozen Mudslide

4 cups ice

1½oz vodka

1½oz coffee liqueur

1½oz Irish cream liqueur

2 Tbsps. chocolate syrup

Whipped cream, for topping 

In a blender good enough to crush ice, combine ice, vodka, coffee liqueur, and Irish cream liqueur. Drizzle in chocolate syrup. Blend until desired consistency. Drizzle chocolate syrup inside glasses.  For a fun presentation, dip the rim in chocolate syrup and then chocolate shavings.  Pour mixture into glasses and garnish with whipped cream.

 

Note: For a creamier texture, add a couple scoops of vanilla or chocolate ice cream.  You can also get flavored vodka such as chocolate or vanilla for added flavors.  There is also a mudslide mix you can get and skip the individual liquors all together.