Today the spotlight is on Dana Garrett, the ever-so-awesome assistant to Ali and Taylor Blake in their candy shop-café. If you've been reading The Dream Club Mysteries, you know that Ali and Taylor have fond memories of growing up in Indiana. They spent many a evening sitting around the kitchen table, enjoying hot chocolate while the wintry winds raged outside.
There's something so comforting and soothing about hot chocolate (maybe because it brings back memories of childhood) that I enjoy it any time of the year.
Here is Dana's recipe and I think it's a winner. It's rich, delicious and indulgent!
2 and 1/2 cups whole milk
2 cups half and half
8 ounces chopped chocolate (use half bittersweet and half milk chocolate)
1 teaspoon instant coffee
Heat milk and half and half in a saucepan--do not boil! Take the pan off the heat and add chopped chocolate. When the chocolate is melted, add sugar, vanilla and instant coffee. Use a whisk and mix well. Now gently reheat and serve. You will love it!