24 May 2012

Maple Hot Chocolate

I went to a math conference the other day. Boy what a day that was. It was incredibly fun to say the least. It lasted the whole day, but when it was over I was exhausted!

What better way to end the day then by sitting down with a warm cup of hot chocolate while reading a good book? Since summer started, I am actually reading books that are NOT math! It's very refreshing, but when I finish the book I am currently reading, I won't know what to read next! Any suggestions would be much appreciated ;)

So all those who don't know what the typical day of a Canadian is, let me clue you in: We wake up in our igloos, and walk a few steps to out make-shift kitchen to eat some poutine and drink a large mug of maple syrup, then go out to ride our polar bears to work.

So when I found this recipe online I thought that I HAD to make this, since I am not a typical Canadian, and have never drank a cup of maple syrup. This is the closest I will get.

(For all those who were wondering, I'm totally joking. We are normal up here, I swear)

Adapted from AllRecipes
What you'll need:

 -1 tablespoon sugar (I used Splenda)
-1 teaspoon cocoa powder
-1 tablespoon water
-1 teaspoon butter
-1 cup milk
-1 teaspoon maple syrup
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-3 large marshmallows, cut into slivers
+whipped cream


    1.   In a small saucepan on medium heat, mix all the ingredients together. Do not allow to boil. Remove from heat when the marshmallows are melted.
    2.   Pour into a mug, and top with whipped cream. Drizzle some extra maple syrup on top

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  1. Wow I am drooling here. Very delicious...0

  2. wow just awesome. feel like having right now

  3. I was totally in the mood for and iced coffee...until I read your post. Looks perfect!

  4. I love homemade hot chocolate, and I love your idea of adding in maple syrup! Try hot chocolate with a sprinkle of chili powder or cayenne next time... It's not spicy, it just adds a really interesting flavor to it! You can also try cinnamon too.

  5. Looks delicious :)
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  6. I like how you take time and effort with your drinks! :) Book suggestions: Girl with the Dragon Tatoo Trilogy, Cutting for Stone, The Red Tent, The Gospel According to Biff. I could go on... if you want something chicky, The Help.

  7. Ooh, maple and chocolate. Great combo!

  8. I still have some of the maple syrup from my in law's farm, I need to make this!!

  9. ooh this looks so comforting and delicious!

  10. Ohhh ! Throw some poutine over here ! lol That hot choco looks delicious ! Perfect for cold days and night ! I'll just add some ice when I make that here :D

  11. I'm a Canadian girl too!! I adore maple anything but I've never tried it in hot chocolate. You can bet I will now! :-)

  12. This is a revolutionary idea - I add the goodness of maple in everything so this is a must try :D

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  13. I loved your post and your recipe! So glad you pointed out your location because I'm in southern CA and it is hot. I was thinking, "who's drinking hot chocolate on a day like today?" :-)

  14. You must live in a different part of Canada than I do, because it's 30 degrees here today! (I have also never had a mug of maple syrup.)

  15. maple syrup in chocolate sounds too good! it's totally a different weather here, i feel like i'm having a sauna here, so hot there days!

  16. Great winter drink! Here in London, last week was very cold perfect weather for maple hot choc. This week is very hot (very hot!) so I save the recipe for June when it will be cold again...

  17. Absolutely love maple syrup..never thought of adding it to hot chocolate...GENIUS!!!! Looks fantastic!


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