Usually I wriggle out of cooking duties during our annual Yuppies Go to the Mountains weekend, preferring to simply mooch off of my (very kitchen savvy) Maryland friends in exchange for many bottles of wine and 36 hours of bad north v. south jokes.
This year was no different. Consistency is my motto! But I did manage to whip up the White-Chocolate Hot Cocoa recipe from the February issue, using ingredients available solely from the tiny mountain market up the street. This meant using chips instead of squares, skipping the coconut milk, using whiskey instead of rum, and experiencing for the first time ever the combination of Steelers jerseys and high heels. Northwestern Maryland is a very special place.
Basically, you heat heavy cream and whole milk in a saucepan over med-low heat, then add the chocolate, stirring until melted and thick.
Then, add whiskey and serve to a crowd of tired, cold skiiers.
…until they all go bananas.
Success? I RATHER THINK SO!