Chocolate Soup (for Two) Recipe
Chocolate soup is a fun and unexpected way to end Valentine's Day dinner. Silky and indulgent, this recipe generously serves two. Use bittersweet chocolate chips or your favorite brand of chocolate bar.
For the soup:
1 cup of whole milk
1 cup of half-and-half
1/3 cup fat-free sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips or 6 ounces bar chocolate, chopped
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons cold water
For the topping
2 ounces low-fat cream cheese
3 heaping tablespoons marshmallow creme
For the soup:
1. In a saucepan over medium heat, stir together the milk, half-and-half, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract. Bring the mixture to a bubble.
2. Reduce heat to low and add the chocolate.
3. Let stand for 1 minute, then whisk until the chocolate starts to melt.
4. Combine the cornstarch and water with a fork or small whisk.
5. Add this mixture a little at a time, whisking constantly until the soup is thick and smooth. You'll know it's ready when the bubbles are gone and the chocolate has thickened; this takes about 5 to 7 minutes.
6. Carefully pour into two bowls and garnish.
For the topping:
1. Microwave the cream cheese at 10-second intervals or until it can be stirred smooth.
2. Add marshmallow creme to the cream cheese and mix well.
3. Dollop on top of soup, or transfer mixture to a pastry bag and pipe design.