Sunday, July 9, 2017

Refreshing Ideas - Beat The Heat With Cool Desserts

Frozen Hot Chocolate
Anchor Hocking made many dessert dishes that were used at soda fountains and diners. Currently, I have 3 sets of dessert clear glass dishes - soda glasses, ice cream sundae dishes and banana split dishes for sale in my CAROLINABLUELADY Vintage Collectibles online stores.  My memory of these dishes come from the corner drugstore or going downtown with my Grandmother and eating at the Five and Dime stores - Woolworth's, Murphy's and Kresge's.

I was watching the Food Network a little while ago and Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa) was making Frozen Hot Chocolate (does that not sound good?) and served in parfait glasses.  It looked gorgeous and I'm sure it tasted scrumptious..........chocolate, whipped cream......cold and refreshing.  Have to share her recipe!

4 Anchor Hocking Soda Parfait Clear Glass Tumblers
Frozen Hot Chocolate
Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten
Show: Barefoot Contessa

4 ounces bittersweet chocolate
1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup half-and-half
1 1/2 cups whole milk
4 tablespoons coffee liqueur or brewed espresso
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 cups ice
Sweetened Whipped Cream, for serving (recipe follows)
Grated bittersweet chocolate, for garnish

Sweetened Whipped Cream:
1 cup cold heavy cream (8 ounces)
2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Break the bittersweet chocolate into pieces and place it in a medium bowl set over a pot of simmering water, stirring occasionally, until just melted. Off the heat, whisk in the cocoa powder, sugar, and half-and-half and set aside.

Place 3/4 cup of the milk, 2 tablespoons of the coffee liqueur, 1/2 teaspoon of the vanilla, and half of the chocolate mixture in a blender. Add 2 cups of the ice and blend for several minutes, until the mixture is thick but not icy, like a frozen daiquiri. (You can add a little more milk or ice if it's too thick or too thin.) Pour into two (10-ounce) ice cream soda glasses and top each with a generous dollop of whipped cream and some grated chocolate. Repeat for the second two glasses. Serve ice cold with straws and long-handled spoons in Anchor Hocking Parfait Glasses at CAROLINABLUELADY Vintage Collectibles.

Sweetened Whipped Cream:
Place the cream, sugar, and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment and beat on high speed until the cream forms very soft peaks (don't overbeat or the cream will be too firm).

You can purchase 4 Anchor Hocking Soda glasses at CAROLINABLUELADY Vintage Collectibles:   Here

Only $36.00 including Free Shipping in the U.S.

Cool and refreshing and CHOCOLATE!

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