This time around for my Foodbuzz Tastemakers, I am not trying out a food product but instead drinkware.
Foodbuzz and the Tervis Tumbler Company teamed up and sent some lucky featured publishers personalized Foodbuzz Tervis Tumblers.
Our mission, create a beverage – hot, cold, adult or not – to show off our new tumbler.
After my tumbler arrived in the mail, I went on to Tervis’ website to learn a little bit more about the company. Tervis guarantees all of their drinkware for life, claiming it is unbreakable. Says it won’t leave a condensation ring on your table and will keep your hot beverages hot and your cold ones cold!
Well, I am quite clumsy and I can tell from what the tumbler is made of, this won’t break. I have other glasses made from similar material and I drop them all the time and they are still alive. I haven’t dropped my tumbler yet, but time will soon prove this claim.
For my beverage, I chose my all time favorite cold weather (who am I kidding, it is just my all time favorite) hot drink – hot chocolate.
I didn’t want to make just any hot chocolate though, I felt the need to change things up a bit and added a little peanut butter to make it extra special. Also, this is more of a sipping chocolate than hot cocoa that you make from a package. I use a mixture of bittersweet and semisweet chocolate and melt it with the milk until it is thick. I also chose to use freshly ground peanut butter, but you can use whatever brand you prefer.
Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
2 1/2 ounces semisweet chocolate
2 1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate
3/4 cup 1% milk
1/4 cup heavy cream
pinch of salt
If using chocolate chips, measure out the chocolate chips, or finely chop chocolate from a bar and set aside.
Heat milk and cream in a small saucepan over medium heat. Do not bring to a boil, heat until milk is just scalding and then add the chocolate and pinch of salt. Whisk constantly until the chocolate is thoroughly melted. Continue to whisk for an additional minute or two until thick.
In your tumbler or mug, place a dollop of peanut butter on the bottom and a little bit on the rim of the glass. Pour in your hot chocolate and let sit for a minute. Then enjoy!
While this recipe made enough to fill the entire tumbler, I would recommend serving in in an espresso cup or a small mug, it is filling and rich!
Finally, I want to add that the hot chocolate stayed hot the entire time. My husband and I shared the drink and while it took us 30 minutes to drink it all, it was hot to the very end. My only gripe is that I wish it came with a lid, that way you could take it on the go with you.