Rob KingsburyRob is owner & chocolatier of Kingsbury Chocolates in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, as well as co-owner of the ACKC Cocoa Bar in Washington, DC. Relocating to the DC area in 2001, he opened Kingsbury Chocolates at 1017 King St in Alexandria, VA. This unique chocolate experience focuses on creating a blend of sumptuous & beautiful confections made fresh right on site. Everything is made in small batches by hand using fresh ingredients and imported chocolate. Many recipes have been based on the generations of chocolate connoisseurs in his family, these creations now infuse rich tradition with novel innovation. You can reach Kingsbury Chocolates via email: [email protected], or by phone: 703.548.2800/877.704.4179. His latest venture with co-owner Eric Nelson of Artfully Chocolate, is DC's first Cocoa Bar. ACKC is a combination of one part Cocoa Cafe, one part Confectionary, and one part Art Gallery. Guests have the opportunity to create their own beverage from 5 different types of chocolate with a multitude of flavor infusions. Wanting to add a fun, creative, and educational chocolate aspect to DC, Rob also offers classes and tastings. You can learn how to make ganache or simply enjoy a sampling of chocolate from around the world. ACKC Cocoa Bar is located at 1529c 14th St, Washington, DC. Their email is [email protected], and phone contact is 202.387.2626/888.758.6699.
Hi, I am Rob Kingsbury with Kingsbury Chocolates. Today, we are making a chocolate pie. We have just finished the pie shell, the pie filling and now, I am going to make some homemade whipped cream. First of all, we are going to use two cups of heavy cream and pour it right into your mixer, I have a whisk attachment on. I am going to add in two tablespoons of granulated sugar. You can add more if you like it sweeter, but this pie is really, really rich so, it s nice to have something that isn t extremely sweet to pair with it and then I am going to go ahead and add a teaspoon of vanilla. I don t like to measure the vanilla because a little bit more, I think is just fine. So, anyways, I am going to go ahead and turn this on and let it spin around for about four or five minutes until it has a really nice, stiff peaks. Alright, our whipped cream is being beat up for about two minutes now and you can see that it s really coming into a nice form. It will probably take about another minute to have stiff peaks and that will be done. There we go, coming in to play. I think that looks good right there.
Alright, so the whipped cream is ready. It s nice and firm, stiff peaks, so we are done. I am going to take this out and see how nice and stiff that is, nice and firm and we are going to just put this in the fridge until we are ready to use it. This is what it s going to look like. Next, we are going to put our pie together and ready to serve so everybody can enjoy it.