On Jan. 31, local ice cream and coffee shop Hattie Jane’s Creamery was featured on the fourth hour of NBC’S “Today Show,” as co-hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb enjoyed Unicorn Hot Chocolate drinks in celebration of National Hot Chocolate Day.
The Unicorn Hot Chocolate consists of a “magical” white chocolate mix topped with rainbow marshmallows, swirly vanilla whipped cream, colorful sprinkles and an upside-down waffle cone (to serve as the unicorn’s horn). Hattie Jane’s Executive Pastry Chef Lokelani Alabanza prepared the drinks in the Today kitchen prior to the show.
“Everyone’s talking about these!” Kotb said as the cohosts received their drinks. “Oh, that looks so good.”
“This comes to us all the way from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, [and we] love it there,” Gifford said.
After sharing more about the drink’s ingredients, Gifford asked Kotb how it tasted.
“Delish,” Kotb said as she dipped the waffle cone into her hot chocolate, adding, “It’s got flecks of gold!”
The two continued to marvel over the drink’s taste, as well as its edible gold toppings. “Thank you very, very much,” Gifford said. “That’s so sweet.”
Hattie Jane’s Creamery is a concept from A. Marshall Hospitality, a middle Tennessee restaurant and hospitality organization that operates popular eateries including Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant,Puckett’s Boat House, Scout’s Pub and Deacon’s New South. A. Marshall COO Claire Crowell said that visiting the “Today Show” was a wonderful experience.
“We have had so much fun with our unicorn hot chocolate and are thrilled to share it with a national audience,” Crowell said. “Our executive pastry chef and the Hattie Jane’s team are constantly working to produce innovative culinary creations, and the A. Marshall Hospitality family is incredibly proud of them.”
TODAY.com posted the recipe for the Unicorn Hot Chocolate, which is available at both Hattie Jane’s Creamery locations throughout the winter season.
Hattie Jane’s Creamery has two locations – 16 Public Square, Columbia and 116 N. Church Street, Murfreesboro. Follow Hattie Jane’s Creamery on Facebook for the latest updates.