What to Drink with Your Cupcakes


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What to Drink with Your Cupcakes

Milk is my drink of choice with cupcakes. My mother-in-law is all about coffee with her cupcakes. She sometimes even waits for her coffee to be ready before taking a bite because she loves the combination so much. Soda is certainly a popular choice among the kids’ party circuit, although that’s always been too much sugar for me.

Brewed Chocolate – Something New

If you want to try a completely new drink with your cupcakes and you are a coffee or tea fan, you may want to check out Cabaret Brewed Chocolate. I learned about brewed chocolate from Ivy, who mentioned it in a comment on this blog.

What is Brewed Chocolate?

First things first, brewed chocolate tastes nothing like hot chocolate – not even close! It is literally brewed cacao beans that have been slightly sweetened with cane sugar. It tastes like a cross between coffee and tea with a very mild hint of chocolate. It comes in a syrup that you add to hot water to make the drink.
The marketing for brewed chocolate all centers around the fact that it can make you feel good. The package even asks, “Can you feel it?” I’ll be curious to hear if any of you have tried it and what your experience was. I found that it slightly accelerated my heartbeat. It’s definitely something different that is worth trying.
To learn more about brewed chocolate and for your chance to win some, check out my interview with Rob Polevoi, founder of Caberat Brewed Chocolate, on Food Interviews.

Brewed Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting Recipe

I couldn’t let my brewed chocolate just be a drink. I decided to use it in a frosting. My soon-to-be-posted bread pudding cupcakes were extremely chocolaty. I wanted a very mild frosting to go with them, but a hint of chocolate sounded like a nice idea – thus the birth of brewed chocolate whipped cream frosting.
The chocolate flavor in this frosting is so mild that it is barely identifiable, but it is present enough that it adds some character to an otherwise plain whipped cream.

Brewed Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting

Ingredients

  • 1 C heavy whipping cream
  • 2 T brewed chocolate

Instructions

  1. Whip heavy whipping cream until soft peaks forms (basically until it looks like frosting).
  2. Add brewed chocolate. Mix until incorporated.
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2 comments on “What to Drink with Your Cupcakes”

  1. Gigi says:

    wow, so much has been going on here! giveaways, interviews, and new products! steph you’re a one woman cupcake machine! keep up the great work!

  2. kamaile says:

    Brewed chocolate sounds interesting. Looking forward to the bread pudding cupcakes. I love bread pudding. Yum!

  3. Ivy says:

    Would it be a good candidate for a regular key ingredient in…..say…cupcakes??? :)
    I’ll have to try it. Does it have a distinct unique taste? or is it more mild and subtle?
    Thanks stef! My heart dropped when I saw you metioned my name-you didn’t have to do that. Silly!
    :)

  4. Dude I want to live in this blog! As such I’ve tagged you for a Meme.

    check out my blog for the details;)

  5. Margaret says:

    I wonder what kind of martini this concoction would make? Interesting….

  6. Sterncookie says:

    I love your site… so I linked it!
    I hope its okay?!

  7. Brewed chocolate………. who woulda thought??

  8. bhbryant says:

    I just made a cup of brewed chocolate with some fresh mint leaves… amazing combination. It’s going to be fun to figure out more ways to use it. Let me know if you come across any more ideas!

  9. Joe Michael says:

    I’m a little late to the party on this one because we had some issues getting it shipped to Alaska, but we did finally get it. It was not at all what I expected. Was WAY to watery for my tastes (I even brewed a double strong cup just to be sure)….if you like a robust flavor, this stuff did not do the trick for us.

  10. Sounds interesting. I’ll stick to coffee. Thanks for sharing.

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