Gourmet hot chocolates are the perfect treat for a cold frosty day. Today, Marc and Mandy discuss two different versions of this indulgent dessert and provide step-by-step instructions on how to create them.
The first version is the hot chocolate sundae which starts with rimming the mug with melted chocolate. This creates a decadent base for the sundae. Marc & Mandy then suggest spreading a layer of crushed peanuts around the sides of the mug, adding a sweet and salty element to the dessert. They emphasize the fun of setting up a station and allowing everyone to build their own sundae.
Next, ladle hot chocolate into the mug, filling it up and creating a rich and creamy base. Then top it off with ice cream, a generous dollop of whipped cream, adding a light and fluffy texture. To finish, they suggest placing an ice cream cone and a cherry on top, adding a playful touch to the presentation.
The second version is the s’mores hot chocolate which starts with drizzling chocolate and caramel sauce into the mug. This creates a delicious and gooey base for the hot chocolate. Marc & Mandy then suggest piping marshmallow fluff around the sides of the mug, creating a thick and creamy texture. They use a torch to toast the marshmallow fluff, adding a smoky and caramelized flavor.
After filling the mug with hot chocolate, Marc & Mandy top it off with whipped cream and place a caramel corner on the side. They also suggest adding pretzels and caramel chocolate bits for a sweet and salty crunch. Despite their lack of piping skills, Marc & Mandy emphasize that the appearance of the dessert is not as important as its delicious taste.