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Executive Pastry Chef Jimmy MacMillan

Mariano's
www.marianos.com/

Event:
AIDS Foundation of Chicago World of Chocolate
Thursday, December 1
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Revel Fulton Market
1215 W. Fulton Market
Chicago

For tickets:

events.aidschicago.org/

Mariano's Gingerbread Sipping Chocolate
Makes enough for approximately four 8 oz portions

Ingredients:
24 oz milk, whole or Almond Milk
1 pound milk chocolate chips
1 Tbs Madagascar vanilla extract
1 Tbs Gingerbread Spice

Directions:
In medium sized sauce pan, heat milk, vanilla extract and spices over medium high heat. Whisking constantly, add chopped milk chocolate a little at a time until dissolved. Strain into warm thermos or metal pitcher. Pour into mugs prepped with hot water. Top with marshmallows or whipped cream.

Gingerbread Spice

Combine the following in a spice grinder:
1 Tbs cinnamon sticks, cassia
1 Tbs ginger, ground
1 Tbs allspice, whole
1/2 Tbs nutmeg, whole
1/2 Tbs cloves
pinch Tellicherri black pepper