Hot chocolate


When the colder weather comes I usually indulge myself in a nice steaming cup of hot chocolate. The first time I ordered one here in Genova I was sorely disappointed. You see, the Italians make hot chocolate like a dense melted chocolate bar. It’s not really a drink so much as it is a syrupy brown slop that you scoop out with a small spoon. I didn’t like it. It was not familiar to me and I wondered loudly how I could possibly add a shot of peppermint schnapps to it?

Since my first experience I have caved to my chocolate cravings again and decided to give this unique beverage another chance. After a cold walk on a brisk Fall afternoon, my friend Elora and I ventured into a bar and I experienced my second cup. This time I knew what to expect and in the end, with my tiny spoon in hand, I started to enjoy this hot little treat (I haven’t quite figured out how to incorporate my schnapps into it yet, but it’s a work in progress).

Fast forward to this Fall and after spending a sleepless night and two fun-filled hours at the Italian Questura (Immigration office), we set out to a cozy bar and I ordered myself a hot chocolate to console my cold and tired body. With my tiny spoon at the ready, low and behold, I was given an American hot chocolate! Now for future reference, I will surely make a note of this particular bar so that when I am craving a hit of American style hot chocolate with a hit of peppermint schnapps, I will know where to go. But in the meantime, where is that dense syrupy stuff I was craving?

I know what you are thinking…women! We are never satisfied! True enough : )

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About lmarmstrong66

I'm a blogger, painter, writer, singer. For the love of all things in nature and creativity.
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One Response to Hot chocolate

  1. Elora says:

    Mmmm hot chocolate is good very good either way (here’s a trick – buy Ciobar – it is good make with less milk at home Italian style, and add more milk and it comes out perfect American style, with less artificial flavour flavour). And what is with your Schnapps obssession here girl?

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