The air outside is biting and chill. When we escape it inside the house our fingers are frozen and there are shivers racing up and down our spines. We're craving something warm to drink that will heat us up and soothe our quivering bodies. Today's answer was hot caramelized white chocolate. The melted chocolate is blended with hot milk and half and half and accented with a pinch of salt. The drink is taken in small doses, preferably in pretty little glasses. It's like liquid velvet with notes of butterscotch, toast, and dulce de leche. For those of us not nursing or on a restricted diet a jigger or dark rum or good scotch can only make it better. It's a slightly sophisticated drink for the child inside us all.
Hot Caramelized White Chocolate
makes four small servings
190 grams half and half
270 grams milk
210 grams caramelized white chocolate, chopped
2 grams salt
Bring the milk and cream to a simmer. While the dairy is heating place the white chocolate and salt in a blender container. Pour the hot milk over the chocolate and blend until smooth and frothy. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.