I’ve recently made the decision that I wanted to stop drinking for 90 days. Quitting the booze has seemed quite easy, but a new addiction has reared its ugly head – chocolate. I feel like I eat it day and night. Literally I wake up and eat it THROUGHOUT the night. My mother kindly bought me a beautiful advent calendar filled with lovely treats from M&S everyday (non edible). For my brother she bought a lovely crafted Christmas tree wall hang, covered in pockets, one for each day of advent, filled with chocolates she lovingly bought as well. Those chocolates, ladies and gentlemen, on the third day of advent, are no more. I have eaten them.
On this note, I decided to make a chocolate soup. No longer do I have to chew my prey, I can just pour it down my throat, straight into the blood stream. I feel it’s the equivalent of a heroin smoker moving on to injecting. Pray for Mother Souperior as you watch the below.
Here’s the recipe:
Serves 4 hungry people – Probably better to do a small little serving for each person, not the massive vat I have created in this video.
1 pint/569ml Whole milk
300ml Double cream
200g dark chocolate
Big KNOB of butter (teehee)
1 tbsp of caster sugar
1 tbsp dark cocoa powder
3 drops of almond extract
Small bunch of fresh mint
One scoop of quality ice cream (flavour your choice)
A saucy topping of your choice (I’ve gone for toffee)
- Combine the milk and cream and heat on a medium heat until slightly bubbly.
- Take a large pan of water and bring to the boil, melt chocolate in bowl placed on top of pan and add butter, almond extract and sugar.
- Finely chop a small handful of mint and add to chocolate.
- Add chocolate mix to milk base and stir until combined
- Add to blend and give it a whizz!
- Pour into bowl and add a scoop of your ice cream, garnish with a bit of mint and a squirt of sauce.
Ma Soup’s verdict: It is basically just a fancy hot chocolate. But, what’s wrong with that eh!
Cost: /10 – Great value as we also got two nights of spooky companionship from this pumpkin and four meals!
Tastiness: /10 – Um, it’s melted chocolate and cream, you do the maths.
Complexity: /10 – Dangerously simple my heart my say.
Overall: /10 – Great if you’re looking for a large hot drink on a cold day.