Saturday, October 25, 2008

Saturday Stirrings

WARNING: Drinking this beverage may cause nausea, diabetic coma, or death by chocolate.

I’m not even kidding. The name is TOTALLY accurate. I made this one time and am not sure I ever will again. BUT, if you love chocolate or very rich desserts, you have got to try this just once. Seriously, it could be drunk from shot glasses (we don’t drink alcohol, but those would be the perfect size), it’s that powerful.

My grandma has a passion for chocolate unmatched by any I’ve seen. She polished off a full cup of this stuff and asked for seconds when most of us were beginning to feel sick half way through our first. This is the stuff legends are made of. I was in total awe and gained a new respect for an already wonderful lady. She’s one tough chocolate chocolate chip cookie, I tell ya!

Chocolate Thunder
2 cups whipping cream
2 cups half-and-half
1/4 teaspoon salt
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
chocolate whipped cream

1. In a big saucepan, add the cream, half-and-half, and salt.
2. Over medium heat, bring to a simmer (don't let boil).
3. Add chocolate chips; stir until melted.
4. Take pan off heat; add vanilla; whisk until mixture is frothy.
5. Pour into mugs and top off with a dollop of chocolate whipped cream.

Drink sparingly.

Now hop on over to Carol's for something a little safer.


Alexis said...

This looks practically sinful Pam, but maybe once a month, a small mug might be needed. lol

Karla Cook @ Roads to Everywhere said...

I just shudder evening thinking about it! Now Lyle, on the other hand... would probably be like your grandma! LOL!

Alexis said...

oops....I meant Farrah. Sorry. lol

kari and kijsa said...

Oh my goodness!! that sounds amazingly dangerous...but a tiny bit must be a taste of heaven!!!

Happy Saturday blessings
kari & kijsa

Kim said...

Wow! I am a SERIOUS chocoholic but I think I'd have to do as you say and drink these from shot glasses.
My daughter went to Indianapolis this weekend and stopped in for hot cocoa at a South Bend Chocolate Co. cafe. She got the dark chocolate hot cocoa and said it was literally the BEST she's ever had anywhere at any time. It was also so rich she couldn't finish it all (and she's a chip off the old chocolate block). I've been trying to find the recipe online but to no avail. I'm thinkin' if I use my Ghirardelli dark chocolate chips in your recipe, it might come close :-) Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Beverlydru said...

I gained 2 pounds just looking at the photo. Serious YUM.

Anonymous said...

That sounds like a seriously good beverage. Yum!

jeleasure said...

No thank you. I just know one of the effects that much chocolate will have on me.
Greg happened along my blog awhile ago. I am just following his link that was in one of his post. Nice Autum scene. Tell Greg I have a picture of Craig that I am going to send his way as soon as I figure out how. Maybe, I will ask Greg to allow me to have a picture of him and I will do a side-by-side comparison on my blog. I don't know.

Kelli said...

Oh my! It's a risk I'm willing to take. ;0) It sounds delicious!

Tamela's Place said...


That sounds wonderful. But i just found out last year that i am allergic to chocolate. I loved the stuff. But for years i could never figure out why i was having so many stomach problems.. Just last year i realized that chocolate/ or anything with caffeine in it my body rejects :(

No more chocolate for me.

I'll give the recipe to my freinds and family though sounds to good not to allow them a try.