Let’s toast to…THE ULTIMATE HOT CHOCOLATE

 

CHEERS!!!

GABRIELLE UNION. Every guy in the studio had their eyes on her as she walked in EXCITED to see Sway (they interviewed before AND are neighbors in L.A.) She sat right down and started talking to him so there really wasn’t time or a “spot” for me to jump in and just introduce myself BEFORE we got on air; So interview began without us being formally “introduced.”

It was kinda awkward too because I had questions for her: “Are you and Dwayne (Wade) gonna get married?” “How do you deal with groupie chicks?” “Do you cook for him?” “What’s the nicest thing he’s ever done for you?” And HOW was I gonna ask, if we ain’t even been introduced? Then BOOM!…JUST that fast, Sway goes “Hey Heather B.” (on air) Gabrielle, SHOCKINGLY turns and says; “Wait…HEATHER B? HEATHER B??” “OMGOSH!!!” And THEN…Her&I started HUGGING&GIGGLING like a scene from the Color Purple. Ha! I think we may have even told one another…”I LOVE YOU!” And mind you…We NEVER met before.

I did KNOW that she was a SCORPIO…And so am I: And YES! We LOVE secrets, but Gabrielle got OPEN about her relationship and a few other things. She joked about how her and Dwayne hardly EVER bring anything (except for their personalities LOL!!!) to house parties, but they LOVE to eat up the food. She told us how she went to Barack’s (Yeah..as in THE PRESIDENT) birthday bbq and the potato was BANGIN! AND she even got personal, personal and said ONE of them (either her or Dwayne) be BLOWIN UP people’s bathrooms too! LOL

She had us CRACKIN up about so many things that we hardly talked about her hosting “THE BET HONOR’S” this year. We tried to find out whether or not she’ll be in BAD BOYS 3: (It was reported that it’s scheduled to come out in 2015), but she said she “hasn’t heard a thing yet.” Off air, I asked her was she excited about “BEING MARY JANE.” (It’s her NEW tv show that’ll be airing on BET.) She looked me right in my face and said…”YES. It’s the thing I AM MOST PROUD OF so far.” See, me? I need HELP! Cause if I was her…My PROUDEST moment would of probably been>>> Squeezing up on Idris Elba in “DADDY”S LITTLE GIRLS.” HAHA!!!

As far as I’m concerned, Gabrielle Union is MY FRIEND now. And not just because she’s MAD cool, MAD funny, OR because we shared a hair and nail secret; BUT anyone that inspires me to make a drink…I consider “A FRIEND!” Inspired by GABRIELLE UNION….Here’s my recipe for “THE ULTIMATE HOT CHOCOLATE!”

HEATHER’S ULTIMATE HOT CHOCOLATE:
(Top of Stove SIX SERVINGS)

* 1/2 CUP OF SUGAR

* 1/4 CUP HERSHEY’S COCOA POWDER

* DASH OF SALT

* 1/3 CUP OF HOT WATER

* 4 CUPS OF WHOLE MILK

* 3/4 TEASPOON OF (BLACK) VANILLA EXTRACT

* 1/4 CUP OF CHOCOLATE WHIPPED VODKA

* WHIPPED CREAM

* HERSHEY’S DARK CHOCOLATE SYRUP

* MARASCHINO CHERRIES

DIRECTIONS:

1. Pour 1/4 cup of CHOCOLATE WHIPPED VODKA in your mug.
(Chocolate Vodka is fine too, but I say WHIP it!!!)

2. Mix SUGAR, COCOA, and just a DASH of SALT in a saucepan; STIR in HOT WATER.
(Yes SALT! It enhances the chocolate flavor, but just a DASH!)

3. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture BOILS.
(Boil and Stir for 2 minutes.)

4. Stir in MILK and heat.
(Do NOT Boil.)

5. REMOVE from heat; Add (BLACK) VANILLA EXTRACT.
(I use BLACK vanilla extract, but if you don’t have it use VANILLA EXTRACT.)

6. POUR ALL the saucepan INGREDIENTS into your mug.
(YES! Right on top of that NICE CHOCOLATE WHIPPED VODKA!)

7. ON top: ADD WHIP CREAM, DARK CHOCOLATE SYRUP, COCOA POWDER and a CHERRY.
(Some may decline the extra calories here, but I say…”Indulge in THE ULTIMATE!

CHEERS!
HB

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