By now, you’ve probably seen the whole ‘freakshake’ trend – maybe you’ve even knocked back a few of them! You know, those milkshakes piled with every chocolate, biscuit and sugary sauce possible (it’s basically a meal on top of a milkshake). In fact they’re so decadent they kinda make my creations look healthy *round of applause* because THAT is difficult to do! Well, challenge accepted, Freakshake people! I give you…. the crazy hot chocolate! It’s basically a freakshake for winter and this one is made with decadent caramelised white chocolate then topped with whipped cream and more caramelised chocolate. Man, is this gooooooood! I’m actually going to stop typing now because you’re probably not even reading this anymore because you’re already rushing to the kitchen…
Crazy Caramelised White Hot Chocolate
100g good-quality white chocolate, chopped
1 tbsp oil
1L hot milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt
Whipped cream and chocolate shavings, to serve
Preheat the oven to 150 degrees celcius. Place the chocolate on a baking tray and drizzle with the oil. Bake in the preheated oven, stirring every 5-10 minutes for 50 minutes or until golden brown. If it’s crumbly, simply drizzle in a little more oil and continue working it. If there are a few lumps, blend until smooth. Set aside a few spoonfuls of caramel chocolate for decorating. Heat the milk until just below boiling point, add the vanilla, salt and pour over the melted caramelised white chocolate. Whisk until combined then pour into mugs, top with whipped cream, chocolate shavings and drizzle with extra caramelised white chocolate.
TIP A spoonful of Horlicks powder whisked into the hot milk would also be delicious!