first attempt, pouring hot chocolate like latte art
not that i claim to be able to do latte art, even with espresso. but, you know what i mean.
so, the trick is to pour the syrup in and microwave it for a few seconds so that it is thinner and therefore will move more like espresso does when you pour the steamed milk in. with a little practice, my hot chocolates should look like my lattes/cappuccinos.
i like to have a little something for everyone in the bar. Terra has started adding tea stuff and creative hot chocolates are also much-needed.
btw, it was indeed delicious. this one was for me, so, it was made with Hershey's Special Dark syrup and unsweetened chocolate powder on top. we have a variety of chocolate syrups and other syrups, powders, sprinkles, etc., so these could be a lot of fun :)
i now want to try a mocha in the same style - pulling an espresso shot into the cup, and pouring in hot chocolate syrup and THEN pour the milk in and, maybe, the two colors of the crema and chocolate will stay at least somewhat separate from each other. tomorrow.
either way, when these get better looking, i'll post a pic again.
(oh, and i know i kinda' screwed up the focus - this was a quick pic.)