For richer hot chocolate, add doughnuts
There is a crazy delicious new trend in milkshakes. It involves adding a slice of pie to the blender along with the milk and ice cream.
That's right — a whole slice of pie.
Which sounds simply too delicious for its own good. Except that the winter holidays aren't exactly milkshake season. So we started playing winter-friendly ways to borrow this idea of blending baked goods and sweet drinks.
Hot chocolate was the natural choice. But pie just didn't seem right. Doughnuts, however, seemed perfect. Chocolate doughnuts to be precise.
The process was simple. The results were spectacular. The hot chocolate was richly chocolaty, but retained a distinctly doughnut flavor. The hot chocolate also was wonderfully thick, thanks to the thickening properties of the flour in the doughnut. If you prefer a thinner hot chocolate, follow the recipe as directed, then thin with additional milk at the end.
It also is important to use a cake-style doughnut (not yeast-raised), ...