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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.

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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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