When I hear "European Designer" I think handbags, shoes, fragrance ... I wouldn't immediately leap to hot chocolate. But my new friends at Intemperantia from California are specialists in European Designer Chocolates and they sent me some of their amazing hot chocolate to try.
Full disclosure and associated apology to "In tem pe ran tia" - I was supposed to review this amazing hot chocolate ages and ages ago. But I am lazy. Never too lazy to drink a great cuppa chocolate - but the amount of work necessary to perfect this was a bit intimidating. It involve a blender, vanilla and two different stages of using a sauce pan and some actual culinary skills.
But here's the thing, if you want hot chocolate that tastes like powder stirred hastily into water, then that is what you should drink. If you want mind-blowing hot chocolate then you have to work for it. And I was really glad I got off my lazy butt and finally did!
They suggested that you can even turn the left over hot chocolate into ice cream. Ice cream. I was dying to try that ... but who has left overs with hot chocolate this great??
Seriously gorgeous drinking chocolate.