Spanish Hot Chocolate – Chocolate Caliente

Check out this indulgent creamy Spanish Hot Chocolate for during the Winter months.

Full Credit for photography and recipe to Vicky and Ruth of May I have that Recipe

Mexican Spicy Hot Chocolate

Mexican Spicy Hot Chocolate

This delicious Mexican Spicy Hot Chocolate originates from the Aztecs, the inventors of hot chocolate.  They normally added chillies to their hot chocolate, although this version substitutes the chillies for cayenne pepper to give it that added spicy kick.  This is one very exciting drink!

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Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup cold heavy cream
  • 1 Tbs. plus 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 oz. (1/4 cup) Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1/8 tsp. Table salt
  • 4 cups 2% milk
  • 7 oz. bittersweet chocolate (65% to 70% cacao), finely chopped (about 1-3/4 cups)
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cayenne; more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika

 

 Method

1. In a medium bowl, beat the cream and 1 Tbs. sugar with an electric hand mixer on medium speed to medium-soft peaks.

2. Refrigerate while making the cocoa.

3. Put the remaining 1/4 cup sugar, the cocoa powder, and 1/8 tsp. salt in a heavy-duty 3-quart saucepan.  Add  1/4 cup of the milk and whisk until the mixture is smooth. Pour in the remaining milk and whisk to combine. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the chocolate and cayenne and reduce the heat to low. Whisk until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is a little frothy, 1 minute. Add more cayenne to taste, if you like.

4. Divide the hot chocolate among 6 mugs and top each with a dollop of the whipped cream. Sprinkle a bit of cinnamon and smoked paprika on the whipped cream and serve.

Full Credit for recipe and photography to Nicole Rees from Fine Cooking

Cheers!

Mudslide Cocktail (Alcoholic)

Mudslide Cocktail

Mudslide Cocktail

Check out this super easy to make Chocolate Cocktail called a Mudslide. It only consists of six ingredients and serves 4. Perfect for your next cocktail party!

For your ingredients, you will need the following:

250ml (1 cup) thin cream
250ml (1 cup) Baileys Original Irish Cream liqueur
60ml (1/4 cup) chilled vodka
60ml (1/4 cup) Kahlua liqueur
8 scoops chocolate ice-cream
1 cup crushed ice

Method

Place cream, Baileys, vodka, Kahlua, ice-cream and ice in the jug of a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into serving glasses and serve immediately. Serves 4.

How easy is that?!

Check out the original recipe by Sarah Hobbs and photography by Sue Ferris.

Santé!