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    Instant Malted Hot Cocoa Mix

    This instant hot cocoa mix is rich and creamy with a heaping helping of malted milk powder. Chopped malted milk balls melt as you stir this hand-warming drink, which adds even more malt flavor! Just add hot water for instant gratification.

    This has been my favorite warm beverage for the past two months. I’ve made instant hot cocoa before, but this malted milk version is my favorite of them all. It’s made with both dry nonfat milk powder and malted milk powder, which, with all its other awesome ingredients, stirs up with just hot water and makes a very creamy cup of cocoa.  It’s too good not to share, so dig out your mason jars or upcycled jam jars! This recipe makes plenty to pass around.

    The most work you’ll do is gathering the ingredients and chopping the malted milk balls. It’s an easy-peasy homespun gift, and with more cold weather on the way, I’m sure it will be much appreciated by any deserving person on your gift list.

    A few marshmallows on top is always a good idea!

    A jar of this mix looks extra-sweet with a mini whisk tied to its lid (you can find them here) and it’s super efficient at stirring up single servings.

    Instant Malted Milk Hot Cocoa
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    Yields about 5 1/2 cups of dry mix

    2 cups (227g) confectioners’ sugar
    1 cup (85g) unsweetened cocoa
    1 cup (120g) nonfat dry milk powder
    1 1/2 cups (135g) malted milk powder
    2 teaspoons cornstarch
    1 teaspoon salt
    5 oz. chocolate-covered malted milk balls, chopped

    Sift the first six ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Whisk together until thoroughly combined. Transfer to a large air-tight container or hermetic jar; top with chopped malted milk balls. Alternatively, divide the dry mix between 8 oz. jars and top each with some of the chopped malted milk balls. Lid and tie on a tag with mixing instructions.

    Mixing instructions: Place 4 tablespoons of mix with some of the chopped milk balls in the bottom of an 11 oz. mug. Pour in 1 cup of boiling water and stir until dissolved.

    Stored air-tight at room temperature, this mix will keep for 6 months.

    link Instant Malted Hot Cocoa Mix By Heather Baird Published: Wednesday, December 09, 2020Wednesday, December 09, 2020Instant Malted Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe LEGGI TUTTO

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    Six Spooky Cocktails for a Spirited Halloween!

    Bring the boo(ze) this Halloween with a sweet, spirited cocktail! These six sips are easy to concoct for an evening of magic and mischief.I can’t believe Halloween is this weekend! It’s one of my favorite holidays, and my excitement always escalates the closer we get to Trick-or-Treat time. We’re celebrating in low-key fashion this year, but I’m still planning to make our night extra-special with a triple feature of Beetlejuice, Frankenweenie, and Corpse Bride. And! I’m mixing up some scary good cocktails to go with our feast of sweets!All of these cocktails were developed especially for HGTV.com, and all of the recipes are linked in this blog post. Let’s dig in!Continued, click to read more… LEGGI TUTTO

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    Whipped Tiramisu Coffee

    Dalgona coffee, also known as whipped coffee, is the layered South Korean drink that is taking the internet by storm. This version, made with instant powdered espresso, is inspired by the flavors of Tiramisu and served with crisp savoiardi cookies on the side.For the past two months I haven’t been able to scroll through any social media feeds without a recurring sight – glasses of milk with fluffy mounds of whipped coffee floating on top. Dalgona coffee is arguably the beverage of quarantine 2020. As a coffee enthusiast, I’ve been dying to try it for myself. It is made with instant coffee but the only kind of instant coffee I keep on hand is espresso powder. I’m happy to report that it whips into the most luxurious, sweet and intensely caffeinated clouds fit for topping ice cold milk.The bold flavor of the whipped espresso reminded me of My Favorite Tiramisu recipe, so I was eager to bring some of those flavors to this unique coffee treat.
    Whipped coffee is made with instant coffee granules (in this case, instant espresso), granulated sugar, and hot water in 1:1:1 ratio. That’s fairly easy to commit to memory, and you can increase the amounts according to how many servings you need. I highly recommend using an electric mixer for efficient whipping. I’ve heard you can whip this coffee by hand, but it would take some time and major elbow grease.
    After about 5 minutes on high speed, the mixture will become thick and glossy, and lighten considerably in color. It’s almost the same consistency and glossiness of meringue cookie batter.
    I just love a layered coffee drink – and this one has about 5 layers! Prepared hot fudge sauce brings chocolaty goodness, while a little sweetened condensed milk in the bottom of the cup helps to make this beverage more dessert-like.
    I added a little heavy cream for richness, and a nice big measure of ice cold milk to temper the intensity of the whipped espresso on top. If you pour the cream and milk into the glass over a spoon, it will not disturb the pretty abstract splashes of hot fudge inside the glass (see video for technique).
    Serve with crisp lady fingers (savoiardi) and you’ve got yourself a proper afternoon pick-me-up! I also had some prepackaged pizzelles, and they were lovely crunchy treats with this drink, too.I first sampled all the layers by dipping a spoon through them, which was nice, but in the end I stirred them all together for a blended sippable treat.
    I am mostly skeptical of booming food trends, but I found that this one is worth the hype. If you’re a coffee lover, then it’s a must-try! It’s like sweet rocket fuel that will power you through the day. I’ve really been enjoying this drink, but not too late in the day. It’s potent and best enjoyed early afternoon, as to not disturb nightly slumber.

    Whipped Tiramisu Coffee(Tiramisu-inspired dalgona Coffee)Yields 1 serving1 tablespoon instant espresso powder (tested with DeLallo)1 tablespoon granulated sugar1 tablespoon hot water1 tablespoon hot fudge sauce, melted1 tablespoon sweetened condensed milk2 tablespoons heavy cream2/3 to 3/4 cup ice cold milk (tested with almond milk)1/4 teaspoon dark cocoa powderCrisp lady fingers (savoiardi) for servingIn the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the espresso powder, sugar, and hot water. Whip on high speed until the mixture is thick and glossy, and has lightened in color.Drizzle the hot fudge on the insides of a glass. Pour in the sweetened condensed milk. Pour the heavy cream over the back of a spoon into the glass, layering it on top of the condensed milk. Pour the milk over the back of a spoon also. Spoon the whipped coffee on top of the milk and lightly dust with the cocoa powder. Serve immediately with crisp lady fingers.Notes:Omit sweetened condensed milk for a lighter, less dessert-like coffee drink.For plain dalgona coffee, use instant coffee granules in place of the espresso; whip and pour over ice cold milk.Ground coffee will not work in this recipe, you must use instant coffee granules or powdered instant espresso.
    link Whipped Tiramisu Coffee By Heather Baird Published: Friday, May 08, 2020Friday, May 08, 2020Whipped Tiramisu Coffee Recipe LEGGI TUTTO