White Hot Chocolate Espuma with The Ultimate Chocolate Brownies
I had been asked to help out with a canapé function a couple of weeks ago. I got all excited, as I wanted to make Catharine’s ultimate very chocolaty brownies. To finish them off nicely we decided to make shots of White Hot Chocolate Espuma to accompany the brownies. Well we surely guaranteed a double chocolate whammy. The secret chocolate fanatics were in their element as this recipe hit the right spot. The beauty about this recipe is that you can prepare it in advance . Keep the cream whipper in a bain-marie of hot water at 50°C and when you are ready to serve shake the cream whipper vigorously and squirt.
This recipe is perfect for pure indulgence or a show-off party, whatever the occasion this recipe will hit the spot everytime!
- 450g good quality white chocolate
- 200g double cream
- 100g full fat milk
- Ultimate Very Chocolaty Brownies
I use the Thermomix to make this recipe however if you do not have a thermomix you can use a double boiler instead.
Chop the chocolate in small even size pieces.
Place the chocolate and milk in to the Thermomix bowl set the timer to 5 minutes at 50°C speed 3.
Add the double cream set the timer for 3 minutes at 50°C speed 5.
Pour the hot chocolate into a one litre gourmet cream whipper and charge with two nitrous oxide gas pellets.
Shake the cream whipper vigorously and keep the hot chocolate warm in a Bain Marie at 50°C for up to one hour or serve immediately.
To serve shake the cream whipper vigorously, squirts the white hot chocolate espuma into serving glasses, dust with grated chocolate and serve with small Chocolate brownie bites.
Makes approximately 20 White Hot Chocolate Shots
Food Fanatics Tip
Add a shot of Coffee liqueur to the white hot chocolate for a tiramisu flavour or if white chocolate is not your thing, substitute the white chocolate with either milk or dark chocolate. The fat in the milk and cream help the foam to keeps it's bubbles and encourage aeration. If you use skimmed milk or single cream you will not get the same results. The espuma does not hold up too long, the bubbles will collapse so do not fill the glasses too much in advance. Fill and serve as and when required.