OVER THE WEEKEND I MADE SOME MEXICAN HOT CHOCOLATES.
He opened it and I watched like a hungry child, when it came to eating some of it I was pleasantly underwhelmed. It wasn't anything like what I had craved and I waited for him to get home for me to be disappointed, dammit! I put the chocolate in the lolly drawer and forgot that I had even bought it. Until, I was researching Mexican hot chocolates and google image showed me what looked strangely resembled the underwhelming chocolate discs I had previously stashed in the kitchen. I hadn't bought what I originally wanted, I had invested in my future cravings!
I visited the Taza Chocolate website and found the recipe I used to make these Mexican Hot Chocolates.
1 2.7 oz package of Taza Chocolate Mexicano (any flavour)
2 cups of milk, soy milk, almond milk, or water
Salt to taste
1. Roughly chop or grate he chocolate and set aside. (I just broke the discs into little pieces)
2. Heat two cups of milk or water in small saucepan over medium heat to just below a simmer.
3. Remove the milk from heat and add a pinch of salt. (I didn't do this, the salt part freaked me out. Let me know if you guys did and if it was salty milk?)
4. Slowly mix in the chocolate, string frequently until dissolved.
5. When chocolate is dissolved, return the mixture to the stove and re-warm over low heat.
That's pretty much it!
I whipped some cream and added it to the top and sprinkled some chocolate powder on top. I also used the Cacao Puro to make these but, look at all the flavours, all the possibilities!!
One word of warning, I felt pretty sick after drinking so much dairy/milk. Especially with the cream that I added on the top. It was good at the start but I had to take breaks! haha