Weekend Splurge: Raspberry Hot Chocolate

What's better then a warm hot chocolate on a cold winter night in with the family. I work very hard to be healthy and stay in shape all week long. When the weekend  comes I relax in every way possible. Including calorie counting and exercise. I call it my weekend splurge. It's my time to make deserts and high calorie food that I wouldn't eat during the week. Something special and different. It's a change from the routine and it's great! And if you are thinking that it undoes all my hard work from during the week- it doesn't. I have never found it to give me trouble with staying in shape at all.

This weekend we had some special treats and one of them was this delicious Raspberry Hot Chocolate topped with whipped cream.

Here's what you will need to make this easy treat:

3 Cups Milk
6 Oz Semi Sweet Baking Chocolate
1/2 Bag Frozen Raspberries
Whipped Cream from the can

Start by heating the milk in a saucepan. Allow it to bubble a little but not come to a boil completely. Shut the flame underneath it once it has and leave it to the side for a moment. Break the chocolate into medium sized pieces and put them into a blender with the raspberries. Add 1/2 cup of warm milk from the saucepan and  blend. Add more milk 1/2 cup at a time and keep blending until it is a smooth mixture. Top with a little whipped cream. You can add chocolate shavings and pieces of fresh raspberry to the top if you like as well. 

It was rich and delicious and an amazing weekend splurge! This recipe was adapted from a page in a magazine called Taste of Home that I ripped out a while ago. Enjoy!

Another yummy treat we made this weekend is these amazing homemade mozzarella sticks:

Recipe coming soon...So check back for it!

 The weekend is over. Back to trying to stay in shape. Can't wait to see what next weekend will bring!

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