Hot Chocolate Drink

Hot Chocolate Drink

Hot Chocolate Drink

Hot Chocolate Drink (adapted from Helge Rubenstein)

10 fl ozs full-cream milk
2 ozs Lindt Dark Chocolate (90% cocoa solids)
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
a few gratings of nutmeg
1 dessertspoon sugar

  1. Heat the milk
  2. Add the broken up chocolate and stir until melted
  3. Add the cinnamon and nutmeg and whisk gently while simmering for about 3-4 minutes. (This will thicken the drink.)
  4. Add sugar to taste
  5. Serve immediately, with a dollop of whipped cream

And the verdict? The cream is not necessary and cools down the drink – keeping the drink is really tricky! It is very rich and although Helge Rubenstein mentions the addition of an egg yolk for extra richness I think this would be too much.

I don’t think it was spicy enough. Looking again at the old recipe I see it includes anise and annatto, which is described as ‘..earthy, musky, and slightly peppery..’. And I wonder if it should be sweeter as well… I notice David Leibovitz (photograph in header) adds a lot of sugar and a small pinch of salt.

I can’t drink too many of these so the next trial, with more spices, will have to wait a while!

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2 thoughts on “Hot Chocolate Drink

  1. What about adding ground cardamon seeds instead of cinnamon and nutmeg? Cardamon and chocolate are a heavenly mix.

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