March 09, 2007

Rich & Thick Hot Chocolate



Ingredients:
2-3 oz high quality dark chocolate, melted
3 tablespoons dark unsweetened cocoa*
1/2 cup light cream
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon sugar

Directions:
Over low heat in a small pan, whisk together all ingredients. Cook on low for about 8-10 minutes, whisking continuously until the mixture thickens and is hot. Do not allow to boil or scorch. Serve in espresso cups.

Yield: about 4 small cups



*Hershey's Special Dark dutch process cocoa is an affordable variety and is available at most grocery stores in the baking isle.


My thoughts:
This is the espresso of hot chocolate. Very dark, very rich and very thick. I am a serious chocolate lover with a very high tolerance for richness and even I could only handle one tiny cup full. I used 3 oz of a plain dark chocolate bar but an interesting variation would be to use Mexican chocolate or a mint infused bar instead. french

18 comments:

  1. That is my kind of drink! But then again, I thought the same thing about your kiwi smoothy... I like a lot of things.

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  2. i love it!

    and also...you have the most beautiful plates/dishes/cups/saucers...wow!

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  3. That sounds fantastically rich! There might not be any better substance on this earth than dark chocolate :)

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  4. Yummy for my tummy. I also love the cup & saucer! Please share where you purchased it.

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  5. Thanks! I posted about the cup and saucer here.

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  6. wow rachel..
    looking yummy!!!

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  7. Yum! Reminds me of the now long gone Chantico at Starbucks.

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  8. Maggi:
    That's what I was thinking when I made it! I was going to mention that, but I was worried I was the only one who remembered that drink-honestly the only thing I've ever had at a Starbucks!

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  9. OMFG that sounds and looks so darn DECADENT! Yum!!!

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  10. One little cup is fine when it's this decadent and divine!

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  11. I recently made hot chocolate. Yours looks great! Love the photo, too!

    Paz

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  12. Yes! Before I saw maggi's comment, I was thinking Chantico, too. Sounds decadent!

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  13. Check out the Surreal Goumet's recipe for Hot Chocolate for Consenting Adults! it is a wonderful variation and creme de menthe adds a little additional warmth- you can have it as a dessert.

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  14. Oh man, that sounds daaaaaaaaangerous. Like chocolate quicksand. Just gimme a straw and I think I'll go drown in it ;)

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  15. That is the cutest little cup and saucer set I've ever seen! I want a whole set of those! :)

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  16. I can't wait to try this!!

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  17. March 09, 2007
    Rich & Thick Hot Chocolate

    i was just wondering how thick is this hot chocolate?? i am looking for one which requires to be eaten/drank by a spoon due to its thickness, i was wondering would this be it

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