in #food4 years ago (edited)

Chocoholics, here's your fix!

Who here has seen the movie "The Polar Express?"

It's a unique movie, a Christmas movie that is in my list of must sees every year. I have been so busy that I have yet to see it this year though.

One of my favorite scenes is the 'Hot Chocolate' scene, anybody here know what I am talking about?

Well, that scene was totally my inspiration for this FOOD PHOTO SHOOT.

As Tom Hanks says in the movie, ".. Never ever let it cool." I agree with that 100%. I think that may be a good saying to live by, what do you think?

Of course, in the movie, it's just hot chocolate. Here, as I always do, I have put my twist on it. Egg Nog Hot Chocolate.

I hope you enjoy this post, the photos and the recipe. This was a lot of fun to produce.




Hot Chocolate:
1 quart eggnog (or recipe follows)
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 tablespoons black coffee
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Whipped cream or marshallows for topping

Homemade Eggnog:
8 egg yolks
1 1/3 cup cream
2 2/3 cup milk
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon 1/4 nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
pinch of salt


Hot Chocolate:

  1. Pour 1 quart of eggnog into a medium saucepan and place over low heat until simmering hot but do not boil. While eggnog is warming up, mix together cocoa, sugar, and salt in a small bowl.
  2. When eggnog is warm, scoop a few large spoonfuls of mixture into cocoa/brown sugar bowl while whisking and stir until smooth. Scrape mixture into eggnog and add the coffee and vanilla and simmer until it begins to thicken. Pour into mugs and top with marshmallows or whipped cream if desired.

Homemade Eggnog:

  1. Beat egg yolks with sugar in a large mixing bowl until sugar is mostly dissolved. Combine milk, cream, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over low heat (Basically, you just want it very warm to temper your yolks).
  2. Ladle a few spoons at a time of the warm milk mixture into egg yolks while whisking to allow yolks to warm up without cooking. Continue until it is all combined then return pan to heat and bring mixture to 160 degrees F (70 C).
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 - 10 minutes then stir in vanilla and pour into sealable container. Store any extra in fridge for up to 1 week..

I am still looking for that one post of mine that goes viral. Maybe you could help me find it by upvoting this post, maybe even a 'resteem.'

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Enjoyed the photos and love those tins' color combi. Haven't seen the movie so i have no idea! As for that egg nog, am assuming it probably tastes better than the one i had in starbucks.peace!

Well, I guess Egg Nog is an acquired taste, maybe. It's a taste from my earlier youth so it is endearing to me. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment

No i meant, starbucks have only recently included using egg nog in their repertoire. I had one few weeks ago ;)

You create an exciting holiday mood!

Super huger compliment, thanks so much!!

Gorgeously rustic...(I'm not sure gorgeously is a word, so I may have made that up, but your photos are beautiful and I never would have thought to combine eggnog with hot chocolate.)

I say we make it official, Gorgeously is a word now. Sounds great to me. Thanks you so much for the kind words. STEEM ON!!

UP, RS and share on FB! (which I rarely do. )
To viral level, let's go people!....

Fantabulous!! Thanks so very much!!

Done all those ages ago @rebeccaryan

Right on Girl! Let's hope it goes to the moon!

Right-O! If not @gringalicious will just have to try harder with these photo shoots ;)

You sure are great at making these posts. I love the animated photo!

@kus-knee (The Old Dog)

So glad you liked it, really I am.

It looks great and delicious!! Lovely photos, as always :)

You are so kind to say so. I upvoted your Sunday Cook. Great post.

This Sunday cook is delicious but was cooked yesterday... and i know it's not my best post!! I've been lacking time!

I know exactly how you feel, I too am very short on time, very short

Probably I should have let this post for another weekend...but I couldn't!! I did the best I could this time.

Good luck on your Christmas preparations!! :)

Great photos. I really like those mugs. They are real outdoorsy mugs - and they will keep your hands warm while the you're drinking that hot chocolate. That's a nice gif, too. Your eggnog recipe makes it clear why eggnog tastes so good, lol. Cream, eggs, sugar, vanilla.