You guys! I can’t even handle this recipe today. I apologize in advance if this post is somewhat scatterbrained. My excitement runneth over.
Let me start by saying that you NEED to whip up this Stout Hot Chocolate with Ice Cream for your Valentine. It’s super chocolatey, rich and satisfying. And crazy easy to make. There is no baking or fancy cake decorating skills required for this drink-dessert hybrid.
Second, this hot chocolate has beer in it. Which not only gives it great depth of flavor. But also makes it perfect man food. You see, the interwebs tells me that most of you out there reading this little bloggity blog have two X chromosomes. So it’s logical for me to assume that the lucky recipients of your cooking endeavors are of the male variety. And in general, guys appreciate beer. Probably more than they appreciate miniature, pink, heart shaped desserts. Just saying.
OK, now we are getting to my favorite part: the ice cream. We’re adding ice cream right to our hot chocolate. The contrast of the hot chocolate with the cold ice cream is so freaking sexy. I’m in love. I think I heard angels sing when I took my first sip. Then I drank both mugs, got mildly drunk and definitely heard angels singing. #trueconfessions.
Finally, how did I not know that putting ice cream in hot chocolate was a thing? I thought we were friends here. You guys have to tell me about this kind of stuff. This is like the blogging equivalent of walking around with my skirt tucked into my tights and nobody telling me. Friends should tell friends about life altering, important details like ice cream in hot chocolate. I’m pouting.
OK. I’m over it. I can’t stay mad at you guys. No hard feelings.
P.S. I used Rogue Ales Chocolate Stout in this recipe. Solid choice. You should seek it out.