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Tue Dec 4, 2018, 08:32 PM

Does anyone have a recipe for Mexican or a spiced hot Chocolate?

Last edited Wed Dec 5, 2018, 11:28 AM - Edit history (1)

I mislaid mine, really well, and now I'm starting to want one during cold spells. Thanks

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Reply Does anyone have a recipe for Mexican or a spiced hot Chocolate? (Original post)
irisblue Dec 2018 OP
LuvLoogie Dec 2018 #1
irisblue Dec 2018 #4
LuvLoogie Dec 2018 #9
irisblue Dec 2018 #10
Kali Dec 2018 #2
irisblue Dec 2018 #8
Saviolo Dec 2018 #3
irisblue Dec 2018 #7
Saviolo Dec 2018 #12
irisblue Dec 2018 #13
yellowdogintexas Dec 2018 #14
yellowdogintexas Dec 2018 #15
Phoenix61 Dec 2018 #5
irisblue Dec 2018 #6
Major Nikon Dec 2018 #11
yellowdogintexas Dec 2018 #16
Major Nikon Dec 2018 #17

Response to irisblue (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 08:46 PM

1. Do you have a Mexican grocer near you?

You can pick up something similar to this.

https://www.amazon.com/Ibarra-Mexican-Chocolate-19-oz/dp/B003T0ICCG

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Response to LuvLoogie (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 09:00 PM

4. 5 minute walk away.

Literally, 20 houses west, turn left. Thanks, I'll check tomorrow.
Mexican spiced hot chocolate and sugar cookies are a tradition for Christmas Movie time

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Response to irisblue (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 09:50 PM

9. See if they have one of the wooden frothers, too.

That's key. Slowly warm the milk while dissolving the chocolate sections. Use the frother to gently break up the chocolate in the pan. Don't let the milk boil.

Then, just before serving, spin the frother between the palms of your hands. Make sure your pan is deep enough so that the milk doesn't splash out from the agitation.

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Response to LuvLoogie (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 09:53 PM

10. Thanks for the advice. I'll check that out too.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 08:49 PM

2. less sugar add cinnamon and vanilla

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Response to Kali (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 09:34 PM

8. Thanks.

The almond flour fudge brownies under that drink recipe is also going to be a "try soon treat".

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 08:58 PM

3. This one is spiced with cinnamon and hot pepper:

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Response to Saviolo (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 09:30 PM

7. What type of pepper pod? I didn't see, I've got some dried New Mexico chilis thx

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Response to irisblue (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 11:58 AM

12. We use dried Thai bird chilis

But you can use anything. you can use a dash of cayenne instead of steeping a pepper pod in there, whatever level of heat you're comfortable with.

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Response to Saviolo (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 12:01 PM

13. Oh I have some fresh Thai bird chilis

I made the grevious mistake of trying to use 4 slices from 1 bird chili in a coconut milk based curry. I wound up adding more coconut milk & served it on more rice.
Learned my lesson.
Thanks

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Response to Saviolo (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 08:04 PM

14. For a crowd: Crock Pot Hot Chocolate


4 cups milk
1/2 can sweetened condensed milk
4 oz bittersweet chocolate
1 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp cocoa
1/3 cup very hot water
optional 1/4 tsp cayenne


chop the chocolate
dissolve the cocoa in the hot water
put everything in the crock pot on low (I used my rice cooker on low slow cooker mode)

Stir until the chocolate is melted, then stir every 30 minutes or so
It should be ready in 2 hours. You can start it on high until the chocolate melts and then change it to 'keep warm'

I doubled this and took it to a pre meeting reception at our Democratic Woman's Club yesterday. I came home with nothing. I had to use chocolate chips and that made it too sweet. The recipe stressed the bittersweet chocolate but I was out.

It did "cook down" and get thicker as we used it up. One of the other women poured boiling water in it and it didn't seem to harm anything.

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 08:05 PM

15. I found the recipe on Pinterest. Search on "Crock Pot Hot Chocolate"

and you will find many versions. Some call for heavy cream and others for half and half or a full can of condensed milk.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 09:23 PM

5. My fave hot chocolate is

made with cocoa, confectioner's sugar, and milk. Heat then add a shot of peppermint schnapps and a shot of Maker's Mark. Top with whipped cream.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 09:24 PM

6. I can imagine my mom loving that, thanks, I'll make that for her.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 10:56 PM

11. My recipe is pretty simple

For each mug I use...

4 tsp powdered sugar
2 tsp cocoa powder
Pinch salt
Pinch cayenne

I use whole milk steamed with my espresso machine. If you donít have a steam wand you can heat the milk to 160F and shake the hell out of it in a closed container. Initially I pour just enough milk to create a slurry. Once all the powder is dissolved I stir the rest in.

Naturally you can adjust the seasoning as desired. I like to use Valrhona cocoa powder, but any unsweetened Dutch process cocoa will do.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 08:19 PM

16. you can do the shake the hell part in a French press

I just found this on Pinterest the other day.

I have made it steamed with my espresso machine many times. Awesome stuff.

Many years ago I acquired a tool for foaming milk with your teakettle:

Large tapered cork, hole drilled through it vertically.

copper pipe, which has some crimps and teeny holes on the business end and runs through the hole in the cork. There is a curve about 3 inches from the cork which points the crimped end down towards the container being used for the steaming

I'd say the tube is about 1/4 inch wide. Plug it into the kettle and turn on the water. Ready to use when you see steam coming out of the holes. If that cork ever falls apart, I hope I can find another like it.!!

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #16)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 08:29 PM

17. They also make dedicated milk frothers of various designs

None work as well as a good steam wand, but they do work about as well as the heat the milk and shake the hell out of it method.

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