Nutella Hotchocolate with Hazelnut Liqueur


Do you love hot chocolate? If you don’t happen to have any cocoa, not to worry! Nutella hot chocolate is a delicious alternative and easy to make!  Try it on a cold and wintry day and have a treat!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 to 2 cups of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of Nutella
  • 1 teaspoon of hazelnut liqueur, such as Frangelico (optional)
  • Garnish: whipped topping, cocoa powder, mint leaves
Rimming Glass Ingredients:

  • Nutella
  • chopped hazelnuts
Kitchen Utensils:

  • medium pot
  • measuring cup and spoons
  • 1 wooden spoon
  • 1 large mug
  • 2 small plates
Rimming the glass
This is super easy to do and will really make your drink presentation sparkle.   Rimming a glass can add an extra decorative touch and an additional flavor to your drink. You can prepare rimming the glass in advance. We suggest to serve the Nutella hot chocolate in a clear glass or mug. Have the rimmed glass in the refrigerator until you are ready to use. 

  1. Place Nutella on one plate and chopped hazelnuts on the other plate.  You want to cover the small plates just enough to use for rimming. (see video)
  2. Turn the clear glass upside down. Hold the clear glass parallel to the table.
  3. Dip the clear glass rim onto the Nutella and give it a good twist
  4. Next, dip the rim onto the chopped hazelnuts.  Slowly turn the glass so that only the outer edge is covered.
  5. Place the glass in a refrigerator or freezer so the Nutella will harden and the hazelnuts stick firmly.
Drink Preparation
 
1.   In a medium saucepan over medium heat milk and Nutella
2.   Whisk continuously over low medium heat until smooth
3.   Remove from heat once the mixture begins to bubble at edges, about 3 minutes
4.   Optionally add one teaspoon of the hazelnut liqueur or to taste.
5.   Be sure to taste it to see if you need to add anything too. 
6.   Pour into your prepared mug and top with a dollop of whipped cream.
7.   Sprinkle garnishes over the top of the whipped cream such as chopped hazelnuts
8.   It’s a good idea to serve with the stirring teaspoon in case there is anything delicious to scoop up from the drink!

We hope you enjoyed our recipe and video.  Nutella hot chocolate is great after coming in from the cold or to have as a treat!  Please let us know if you have any Nutella recipe requests!


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FROZEN – White Hot Chocolate Recipe – Inspired by Disney Frozen Movie


Do you love hot chocolate? If you don’t happen to have any cocoa, not to worry! White hot chocolate is a delicious alternative and easy to make!  What is wonderful about this drink is you can add different spices that gives the added warmth. Also try it on a cold and wintry day to build some cheer.

Here we show you how to make a White Hot Chocolate which was inspired by the Disney Movie Frozen! We jazzed up the drink by rimming the glass and topping off the whipped cream to give the beautiful contrast with blue and white colors. Serve this white hot chocolate at your next Frozen party, holiday parties or when you are coming in from the cold! 

Drink Ingredients:
  • 2 cups of half-and-half 
  • 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips (try to buy good quality white chocolate, as this will be less waxy and over-sugared––European or European inspired brands are often best.)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash of nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • whipped cream
  • Garnish: whipped topping, cinnamon, cocoa powder, mint leaves and candy canes, marshmallows
  • Optional flavoring: 1/2 teaspoon almond extract, 1/4 of a cinnamon stick
Rimming Glass Ingredients:
  • Honey
  • Blue sugar, blue sprinkles, blue snowflake sprinkles
Kitchen Utensils:
  • medium pot
  • measuring cup and spoons
  • 1 wooden spoon
  • 1 large mug
  • 2 small plates
Rimming the glass
This is super easy to do and will really make your drink presentation sparkle.   Rimming a glass can add an extra decorative touch and an additional flavor to your drink. You can prepare rimming the glass in advance. We suggest to serve the white hot chocolate in a clear glass or mug. Have the rimmed glass in the refrigerator until you are ready to use. 

  1. Place honey one one plate and blue sprinkles on the other plate.  You want to cover the small plates just enough to use for rimming. (see video)
  2. Turn the clear glass upside down. Hold the clear glass parallel to the table.
  3. Dip the clear glass rim onto the honey and give it a good twist
  4. Next, dip the rim onto the blue sprinkles.  Slowly turn the glass so that only the outer edge is covered.
  5. Place the glass in a refrigerator or freezer so the honey will harden and the sprinkles stick firmly.
Drink Preparation
  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine half-and-half, white chocolate chips, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg and any other spice you might like.
  2. Whisk continuously over low heat until white chocolate chips are completely melted. 
  3.  Remove from heat.
  4. Be sure to taste it to see if you need to add anything too. 
  5. Pour into mugs and top with a dollop of whipped cream.
  6. Sprinkle garnishes over the top of the whipped cream. Such things as with blue colored sugar, blue sprinkles, white chocolate flakes, ground cinnamon or nutmeg.
  7. It’s a good idea to serve with the stirring teaspoon in case there is any delicious white chocolate to retrieve from the bottom at the end of the drink!
 Other great combinations is replace half and half and use instead
  • 2 cups of  milk
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream and 1 1/2 cup of half and half
My family and I are so excited about the movie Frozen. Being Scandinavian it is so much fun to see so many Scandinavian references in the movie Frozen such as Hans Christian Andersen and Norway. Also we love the characters in the movie including Princess Elsa and Princess Anna, Prince Hans, iceman Kristoff, reindeer Sven, daydreaming snowman Olaf! 

We hope you enjoyed our recipe and video.  Nothing is better than having white hot chocolate after coming in from the cold.  Please let us know if you have any Frozen recipe requests!


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Norwegian Egg Coffee – Norske Egg Kaffe

Norwegian egg coffee is popular among Americans of Scandinavian origin in the Midwest, and apparently it was something immigrants brought with them from Norway. 

The egg helps the coffee grounds to flocculate, and it allows the coffee grounds to sink faster to the bottom of the pot. You will get a clearer coffee with a pleasant and mild taste. The coffee will not be bitter, and the coffee still have enough “body” so it doesn’t feel too thin! 


Ingredients:

  • 3 tblsp. coarsely ground coffee
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup cold water

Instruction:

  1. Mix the coffee with 1/4 cold water and one egg to a thick paste.  
  2. Add the thick paste mixture to the boiling water, stir carefully and leave it to boil for 3 min. Remove the pot from stove
  3. Add the remaining cold water. 
  4. Let the coffee grounds settle for about 10 minutes, skim off any floating particles and 
  5. Filter the coffee through a fine meshed sieve and serve. 
The egg coffee has a pleasant taste even when it is cold, and it also makes a very nice iced coffee!

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How to make a simple White Glogg. A non alcoholic mulled apple cider & Finnish inspired glögi recipe

Our homemade white glögi drink recipe is a great-tasting warm spiced mulled apple cider drink.  A great alternative to a mulled wine drink and perfect for cold winter evenings. It’s a terrific white glögi drink recipe because you can personalized to taste as your own “Glögi” with either spices or alcohol. 

Ingredients

  • 4 cups or 1 liter of apple cider
  • 1/2 cup of raisins
  • 1/2 cups of chopped almonds
  • 1 cinnamon stick or 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon (7 or 8 seeds) of cardamon seeds 
  • 1 teaspoon of cloves
  • 2 red delicious apples
  • optional: nutmeg, allspice, lemon zest

Rimming Glass Ingredients:

  • caramel
  • honey
  • cinnamon sugar

Kitchen Utensils:

  • large pot
  • measuring cup and spoons
  • chopping board
  • knife
  • wooden spoon
  • clear glasses
  • 3 small plates

Instruction: 

  1. Pour 4 cups of apple cider into a large pot.  Add raisins, almonds, cinnamon stick, ground ginger, cardamon seeds, cloves and slices of 2 apples.
  2. Next place the pot of cider mixture on to the stove. Set a lid on the pot. Turn on the stove to medium heat.  You want the cider to bubble but not to boil.
  3. Once the spiced white glogg slightly bubbles turn down the heat, and let it simmer over the stove for 30 minutes.  
  4. Be sure to taste it to see if you need to add anything too. The longer you let the white cider sit, the stronger the flavor will be. 

Step 3: Rimming the glass

This option is super easy to do and will really make your drink presentation sparkle to your guests.  We suggest to serve the white glogg in a clear glass or mug.  Rimming a glass can add an extra decorative touch and an additional flavor to your cocktail.

  1. Place honey one one plate, caramel on another plate and cinnamon sugar on the third plate.  You want to cover the small plates just enough to use for rimming. (see video)
  2. Turn the clear glass upside down. Hold the clear glass parallel to the table.
  3. Dip the clear glass rim onto the caramel or honey and give it a good twist
  4. Next, dip the rim onto the cinnamon sugar.  Slowly turn the glass so that only the outer edge is covered.
  5. Shake off any excess of the cinnamon sugar over a sink or wastebasket.

Tip: You can prepare rimming the glass bowl in advance and have the rimmed glass in the refrigerator.  That way the cinnamon sugar will harden on the rim of the glass.  
 
Step 6: Serve warm 
After 30 minutes of simmering on low heat, it is time to strain the spices from the spiced white glogg. You can leave the orange in the pot for the citrus flavor. 

It’s best to serve the white glogg drink either warm or hot and in a clear glass mug! Being able to see the spiced cider in a clear glass has a festive look. We enjoy scooping out the almonds and raisins from the glass mug and eating them too. Add a cinnamon stick into each glass which is great for stirring.  Also give each guest a spoon as they might want to eat some of the goodies in the glass too.

The drink can be made a day ahead and kept covered, on the stove, at room temperature. Just reheat before serving. Enjoy!


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How to make spiced Akvavit glogg

 

The best moments come from holiday traditions with your friends and family.  One of our favorite ways to start the holiday season is light the advent candle every Sunday in December and drink a glass of glogg!  Nothing more cozier than a house filled with rich, spicy aromas that’s warm & welcoming as the drink itself!  We hope this glogg recipe you will enjoy as much as we have.

Click on our YouTube video
 to see how we prepare this delicious holiday drink!


Spiced Wine Ingredients:

  • two cups of Pinot Noir wine
  • two cups of Port wine
  • a couple pieces of crystallized ginger
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 10 cardamon seeds
  • aprox. 5 cloves inserted into an orange

Akvavit mixture Ingredients:

  • 1/2 a cup (or stronger one cup) of Akvavit 
  • 1/4 cup Raisins
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped figs
  • 1/4 cup blanched sliced almonds  

Simple Syrup Ingredients:

  • one cup of water
  • 1/2 cup white sugar

Rimming Glass Ingredients:

  • one lemon wedge
  • green sugar

Kitchen Utensils:

  • large pot
  • measuring cup and spoons
  • chopping board
  • knife
  • wooden spoon
  • clear glasses

Instruction: 
 
Step1:Make Spiced Wine
In a large pot, add two cups of pinot noir, two cups of port, a couple of crystallized ginger, 1 cinnamon stick, 10 cardamon seeds, and aprox 5 cloves inserted into an orange.  Let the pot simmer over the stove for about 45 minutes over medium heat. Do not allow the spiced wine to come to a boil.

step 2: Soak the yummy ingredients
Pour 1/2 a cup of aquavit (vodka can be used instead if you don’t have Akvavit) in a large bowl.  Add chopped figs, golden raisins, regular raisins, and blanched sliced almonds in a large bowl. If you love more almonds, raisins, or figs add more!  Soak everything for 30 minutes before Step 3.


Step 3: Rimming the glass

This option is super easy to do and will really make your drink presentation sparkle to your guests.  Rimming a glass bowl can add an extra decorative touch and an additional flavor to your glogg.

  1. Wet the outside rim of the glass bowl with a fresh lemon wedge.
  2. Turn the glass upside down.  Hold the glass parallel to the table.
  3. Dab the rim into either salt or sugar while slowly turning the glass so that only the outer edge is covered.
  4. Shake off any excess salt or sugar over a sink or wastebasket.
  5. Fill the glass with your mixed cocktail and garnish.

Tip: You can prepare rimming the glass bowl in advance and have the rimmed glass in the refrigerator.  That way the sugar will harden on the rim of the glass. 


Step 4: Make a simple syrup
Place a large pot on the stove, over high heat. Add one cup of water and 1/2 cup sugar to the pot, and stir with a wooden spoon until the sugar is completely dissolved.

Step 5: Combine Everything
Lower the simple syrup to medium heat. Next add the aquavit mixture and stir. Then add the spiced wine and stir again with a wooden spoon. Be careful not to boil the mixture; just let it simmer for about 45 minutes.

Step 6: Serve warm 
When ready to serve, remove the cardamon seeds from the pot.  You can leave the orange in the pot  for the citrus flavor.  

We suggest to serve the glogg into a clear glass or clear mug that has been rimmed. 

Make sure to scoop out some of the yummy goodies into each glass.  Add a cinnamon stick into each glass which is great for stirring.  Also give each guest a spoon as they might want to eat some of the goodies in the glass too.

The drink can be made a day ahead and kept covered, on the stove, at room temperature. Just reheat before serving.

Our Scandinavian recipes including Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish are on http://scandinavtoday.blogspot.com/
*how to make Danish Christmas rice pudding with cherry sauce dessert recipe (Risalamande med kirsebærsauce)


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