I am sitting here composing my final recipe and appearing at my laptop with my 20-16 goals. I’ve realized so much last year by myself. I rarely toot my horn, but it is necessary we observe our very own accomplishments though no one notices. Every cent I made, every recipe I left, every photo I’ve took every dish I cleaned was me all. I am not at all a connection. There’s not any instant income. There’s absolutely not any assistant helping me. Those days where I really do not feel great and will need to set out? I still need to make dinner or I really do not eat. Days past I would like to play hooky? I push through and work because my money goes towards rent and bills, perhaps not a-side vacation fund (yes I actually do carry on trips but that is after months of saving). I make business decisions on an everyday basis, remind myself to remain confident when negotiating, and need to pretend I understand the intricacies of taxes (fortunately I hired an accountant for that very last one). I stand on my own two feet and would like to have one moment to pat myself on the rear because I have had a couple of nay sayers who assumed I had been managing my parents once I moved back to Pittsburgh or did not think it had been possible to become single and freelance. And despite the fact that I worked much harder than I have ever worked before at any occupation, I have never been happier either. Now I understand why folks say “choose a job that you love and you are never going to need to work each day in your lifetime”. Let us hope I will continue doing this performance for next calendar year.
Since I what have you ever done that’s well worth celebrating? Whatever it is, let us celebrate as well as Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate made from scratch (which means no pre-made cocoa mix!) If that is not really a hot-chocolate worth celebrating, then I really do not understand what exactly is.
Would You Prefer your hot chocolate with whipped cream or with marshmallows at the top? Normally I select marshmallows initially, but I really couldn’t resist homemade peanut butter whipped cream for this. I first premiered my peanut butter whipped cream with my peanut butter frozen warm chocolate within the summer. It went over so well, I brought it straight back for my peanut butter hot chocolate. After all, you may not have a lot of peanut butter in 1 drink, am I right?
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon chopped peanut butter cups
- 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- Peanut Butter Whipped Cream
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a big sauce pan, heat the milk until it’s hot (not boiling). Whisk in the cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and salt until smooth then whisk in the peanut butter and 1/2 cup peanut butter cups until melted and smooth. Divide between two mugs and top with peanut butter whipped cream (recipe below) and remaining 1 tablespoon peanut butter cups.
- In a large mixing bowl (preferably a stand mixer with the whisk attachment), beat the cream on high speed until it Thickens and soft peaks form (whenever you pull the beaters straight-up, peaks will form but fall over). Add the powdered sugar, peanut butter, and vanilla then Keep on beating on high speed until stiff peaks form (peaks will form however, perhaps not fall over).