After a day's rest we are starting on the fourth week of BM# 44, Around the world in 30 days, doing ABC cooking on Countries. I am stopping over at Spain and landed with such a delicious recipe, that was obviously such a hit with my kids. Yes, you guessed it right! I came across this Spanish Chocolate Caliente and just couldn't move over.
Though this chocolate drink resembled Ghana's Hot Chocolate or a regular chocolate pudding, it sure tasted very different. It was creamy and thick and so delicious. If you are a chocolate lover, this is something you should make. The day I was making this, I had another chocolate dish going and the whole house was on chocolate fire!
Such delicious heavenly aroma was filling the entire house and all of us were literally intoxicated. Luckily Hubby dear wasn't around, else he might have been the only sole, closing his nose. Kids were getting so exuberant and wanted to finish off right away.
In fact, they were upset at having so much to select from and didn't know what to chose over.
I had checked a couple of recipes for this dish, one had cinnamon, with whole milk and cocoa. The other recipe had two versions, one using chocolate and the other baking chocolate with sugar. Since this recipe uses cornflour to thicken, you need to be really very quick while boiling the mix.
After straining through the sieve and serving this on cups, I had topped them with cream and chocolate shavings. The chocolate shavings melt on the hot drink and that adds even more melody to the whole thing.!
That's it for today, enjoy this delicious hot drink from Spain.
Spanish Chocolate Caliente
- 2 cups Whole Milk
- 1/2 cup Baking Chocolate
- 1/4 cup Sugar
- 2 tsp Cornstarch
- Whipped Cream for topping
- Chocolate Shaving for topping
How to make Spanish Chocolate Caliente
- In a thick bottom pan, add the milk and bring to boil. Simmer and continue cooking.
- Add chopped baking chocolate to the boiling milk. Allow to melt. Add sugar and adjust sweetness.
- Add 1/4 cup milk and cornstarch. Whisk well to mix the cornstarch well.
- Add this cornstarch milk to the boiling chocolate and stir well. Cook for couple of minutes, more than that the chocolate will solidify.
- Strain through a sieve and remove lumps. Transfer to a serving cup and top it with cream and chocolate.
vaishali sabnani says
Valli even I love anything with chocolate and so I love all your dishes with chocolate just as your kids. The hot drink looks amazing with cream and those chocolate curls. Fantastic Valli.
If you have happen to be in New York with your family, you should visit Max Brenner. They will love it, it is chocoholics paradise. Chocolate drink looks good.
Varadas Kitchen says
Creamy deliciousness! Truly chocolate lovers delight. Must try it this winter.
Harini-Jaya R says
I am sure chocolate lovers will have a great time!! Good one, Valli.
Priya Suresh says
I can have this super creamy and delicious drink, prefect for a chocoholic person like me.
Manjula Bharath says
I even made a similar Hot chocolate valli 🙂 looks so tempting and perfect for a chocoholic like me !!
Suma Gandlur says
Yum. I will try this right away. 🙂 I have all ingredients at home.
Pavani N says
What a irresistible and heavenly looking chocolate drink.
Gayathri Kumar says
The creamy chocolate drink looks so delicious. Even at my house hubby dear wrinkles his nose when we say chocolate. I don't understand why he does so and now I know he is not alone in this world..
The Pumpkin Farm says
cornstarch might have lent it a nice mousse like texture, beautiful find and lovely way to presnet it
Chef Mireille says
wow - what an intensely chocolate creation
Archana Potdar says
My girls make this often never realised it had an international roots. Love the chocolate and know how crazy the kids can get with this.
Padmajha PJ says
The description itself is so Tempting Srivalli. My EO is bugging me to make hot chocolate and this seems to be a perfect recipe for her cravings. will try it soon as I have all the ingredients ready 🙂
Sapana Behl says
I love chocolate in any form, this looks so comforting.