Spanish-Style Hot Chocolate recipe. This rich and decadent version of hot chocolate has a silky texture and hint of spice from the garnish of cayenne pepper.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Servings: 4 cups
Spanish-Style Hot Chocolate – Thinner to Winner
The first time I made Spanish-Style hot chocolate, I made the mistake of using an authentic recipe and didn’t love the experience. If I’d been craving some type of warm, drinkable chocolate pudding, it would have been amazing, but when I want to savour and sip a cup of “hot chocolate,” I don’t want to have to work that hard to swallow.
So, I cut down on the cornstarch and used a little less chocolate, and eventually came up with what I think is a perfect formula. This is just thick enough to be decadent, and intensely chocolaty without being overwhelming. Your results may vary. You might enjoy yours thicker, or thinner, so experimentation is always welcomed. If you do want to use this as a dip for churros or toasted bread, then simply double the starch, and up the chocolate to taste.
I love dark, bittersweet chocolate for this, but I know that’s not everyone’s thing, so obviously use what you like. But, just be sure to reduce the sugar accordingly, otherwise it’s easy to make this too sweet. Lastly, be sure to serve this piping hot the second the chocolate melts in, and in warm cups, if at all possible. If you’re a chocolate lover, this is a very special treat, and I really do hope you give it a try soon. Enjoy!
– 4 ounces dark chocolate (70% cacao), broken or cut into 1/2-inch pieces
– 2 1/4 cups whole milk
– 2 teaspoons white sugar, or to taste
– 1 pinch of salt
– 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
– cayenne pepper to garnish top
Break up chocolate into small pieces and set aside.
Add milk, sugar, salt, and cornstarch to a saucepan, and whisk thoroughly.
Place over medium to medium-high heat, and cook stirring until the milk just starts to simmer.
Remove milk from heat, and quickly whisk in chocolate until completely melted and emulsified.
Serve immediately in hot cups, garnished with a pinch of cayenne on top if desired.
source – AllRecipes