When cocoa meets decadent culture…
The elevation of cocoa is always cause for celebration, even at its simplest. Hot or cold, it’s tasty and goes down smooth. It tastes great alone or shared with special company. We’re celebrating autumn 2018 with some of the best cocoa drink recipes ever. How will you enjoy cocoa this season?
1 ounce unsweetened baking chocolate
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup boiling water
ground chiles to taste
Aztec Chocolate: Grate the unsweetened chocolate into a bowl and cover it with a little of the boiling water. Mash the mixture into a paste. Add the rest of the water and vanilla and beat with an electric mixer until frothy. Add the pepper and chilies to liven up the drink.
The chocolate will not totally dissolve and will have a grittiness to it. For a more authentic drink let the mixture cool and then beat until frothy and drink.
Spanish Chocolate: Follow the directions for the Aztec Chocolate omitting the pepper and chilies and add 3 teaspoons of sugar, plus a dash of cinnamon.
Have a beautiful and successful week!
FALL FOR COCOA: Aztec Chocolate and Spanish Chocolate Drink