World Chocolate Day: Hot Chocolate Recipe
To celebrate World Chocolate Day this Friday July 7th The Grounds of Alexandria are serving up their exclusive, limited edition Garden Hot Chocolate installation, an offering that is usually only available to enjoy on weekends.
The unique installation features a custom-built pit made from recycled bricks with a bed of hot coals, with a delicious, pot of freshly made hot chocolate suspended over it.
Whether or not you have a penchant for sweets, we can all agree that one of the best ways to spend winter involves wrapping your frosty fingers around a steaming mug of hot chocolate.
The rich and decadent drink is brimming with creamy dark chocolate, melted to perfection and topped with fresh whipped cream, chocolate malt balls and toffee shards, guaranteed to send you straight into a chocolate coma.
The hot chocolate is served exclusively in The Garden, the perfect place to curl up and enjoy an indulgent escape from the cold. From an enchanting glass house and arbour laced with florals and interwoven lights, to a garden bed of fresh herbs and an animal farm, The Garden offers many places to explore and enjoy a mug of delicious hot chocolate.
The Grounds Garden Hot Chocolate is available every Saturday and Sunday throughout winter and this Friday to celebrate World Chocolate Day.
Not in Sydney? No worries, make your own at home:
750ml Full cream milk
250ml Full cream
300g Dark Belgian chocolate
Chocolate malt balls
Break up chocolate into small pieces and melt in a saucepan over a medium-low heat.
As chocolate begins to melt, pour in cream and milk, and gently stir with a whisk until well combined and smooth.
Remove from heat and pour into mugs to serve.
Top with whipped cream and garnish of choice.