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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Hot Chocolate/ Hot Cocoa


As winter is approaching the cold days call for hot drinks and what can be better than "Hot Cocoa". There is nothing like curling up with
a cup of steaming hot Cocoa to warm you up. Practically everyone, young or old enjoy it.

Hot Cocoa's origin is believed to be 2000 years ago. The beverage became popular in Europe after being introduced from Mexico in the New World. It has undergone multiple changes since then. Today, Hot Chocolate in the form of drinking chocolate or cocoa is considered to be a comfort food and is widely consumed in many parts of the world.

Research has shown that the consumption of hot chocolate can be positive to one's health. A study has shown that hot chocolate contains more antioxidants than wine and tea, therefore reducing the risk of heart disease. On the other hand, several negative effects can be attributed to drinking hot chocolate. Some hot chocolate recipe contain high amount of sugar.

This recipe for a change and for the health conscious has very little sugar.

Enough for one serving

Ingredients

  • 250 ml Milk
  • 50 gm of Dark Chocolate good quality at least 70% Cocoa ( I used Lindt 80 to 95% cocoa )
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Sugar
  • Pinch of Cinnamon or Cardamom powder
Directions:-
  • Boil milk in a pan. Add sugar.
  • Add grated chocolate and stir until chocolate has dissolved and the drink has slightly thickened.
  • Pour in to serving cups. Add tablespoon of double cream if you wish.

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