It’s the snow plow cocktail recipe and it’s a new one for me. But it is a keeper. So delicious, warm and satisfying!
I found this because I was looking for a hot chocolate cocktail recipe. Not sure why they call it the snow plow. Maybe because of the whipped cream? But don’t most hot chocolate recipes have whipped cream?
Indeed they do.
Maybe they named it the snow plow because after a long day of plowing snow, you will need to have this cocktail to relax.
I am distressed. Why you ask? Because if you look at the photo above, you will see little sprinkles of cocoa on the table.
It was not artfully put there. In fact, I had to force myself NOT to run to the kitchen to get the dish cloth and wipe it off.
I have this problem. Not a big problem mind you, just a little bitty one. I don’t like the mess. I’ve already told you that I don’t like getting my hands greasy.
I will mess my digits up if I have to and often do since I tend to use my hands a lot when I cook.
But as soon as I’m done, I race to the sink and wash my hands.
So, what does that have to do with a little cocoa powder on the table?
Lots. I don’t really like to embellish my photographs with dribbles of chocolate sauce, oozing down cups, dripping, yes dripping on the table. It makes me want to run for the kitchen to fetch that wet cloth.
I see other food bloggers dribbling away, slinging food products on the table and I think, I can’t do it. Power to them but I just can’t do it.
I decided a while ago that I wasn’t going to do things on the food blog that make me uncomfortable, just so my food would look irresistible. And you know what? I’m glad of my decision and I haven’t looked back.
So, that cocoa sprinkling was a test, to see if I changed my opinion. Nope, I didn’t, I will be sprinkle free, dripless and true to myself.
How to mix the snow plow cocktail
Front and center is the hot chocolate mix. I love this hot chocolate mix. I got it at Whole Foods. In the background, we have Bailey’s Irish cream, coconut rum and creme de cacao.
We all just finished plowing the snow, so let’s get started.
I grab a glass mug and get ready to pour the ingredients in.
First up is the Bailey’s Irish cream. I measure out 1 ounce of the glorious liquid.
I pour it into the mug.
Next up, I measure out 1 ounce of coconut rum.
I pour it into the mug.
I pour out ½ ounce of creme de cacao. You can use either dark creme de cacao like I did or the clear version.
Into the mug it goes.
Now, I make the hot chocolate. I follow the directions on the bottle, which tells me to measure 10 ounces of milk in a saucepan, turn the heat on under the pan and whisk in 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder. I stand there whisking away until it heats up.
Before it comes to a boil, I take it off the heat and pour the hot chocolate into the mug to join the alcohol. I also gather the whipped cream!
Time to add the whipped cream. I am generous because we are exhausted from snow plowing, aren’t we?
I take a couple of pinches of cocoa powder and sprinkle it on the whipped cream.
I’m averting my eyes from the cocoa on the table because, as the saying goes, what’s done is done.
Let’s look at a vertical view.
This way you can see the cocoa powder close up. Egads, I hate that.
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Snow Plow Cocktail
- 1 ounce Bailey's Irish cream
- 1 ounce coconut rum I used Malibu brand
- ½ ounce creme de cacao
- 10 ounces hot chocolate or different amount if your glass is smaller
Extras and Glass
Heat resistant mug
Spoon for eating the whipped cream
- In your mug, add Bailey's, rum, creme de cacao and hot chocolate
- Top with whipped cream
- Sprinkle a little cocoa powder in the whipped cream
- Stick a straw in it
- Sip carefully, it's hot
- Eat whipped cream