Spiced Hot ChocolateCourse: Other, Snacks
350g full-fat milk
4 Tbsp good quality cocoa powder
1 Tbsp coconut sugar
a small stick of cinnamon
2 bay leaves
3 green cardamom (crushed)
100g of dark chocolate (chopped/broken into chunks)
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of sea salt
- In a pot mix the milk, water, sugar and spices (crush and dehusk the cardamom, adding only the seeds), and gently heat over low to medium heat until just below boiling.
- Remove from the heat and mix in the cocoa powder, and vanilla. Return to low heat for 1 minute stirring constantly.
- Remove from the heat and discard the cinnamon and bay. Next, add in the dark chocolate (you can use anything from 55% to 80% for this depending on taste) and stir off the heat until melted. Finish with a small pinch of sea salt.
- Emulsify with a handheld blender and divide into 2 mugs. Top with whipped double cream and a grating of dark chocolate.