Cacao 5-Spice Premium Drinking Chocolate

Makes 4 demitasse servings

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Whole Milk
  • ½ cup Heavy Cream
  • 8 Tablespoons Cacao Premium Drinking Chocolate Mix
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground dried ginger
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp ground star anise

Directions

Gently heat ½ Cup Whole Milk and ½ Cup Heavy Cream and all ground spices over low heat. Stir regularly—be careful not to overheat. Once the dairy reaches about 160F degrees remove from heat and add 8 tablespoons of Cacao Premium Drinking Chocolate mix and let rest for a minute. Return to low heat and alternate whisking and scraping the sides and bottom of the pan with a rubber spatula. Continue whisking with occasional scraping until the drinking chocolate is completely smooth. If it looks clumpy on the back of a spoon or the rubber spatula continue to whisk and gently heat. Do no overheat or bring to a boil. You can either serve immediately, or for a fuller mouth-feel you can refrigerate overnight and reheat and serve the next day. Heat gently as before. Or serve cold and eat like a cold chocolate soup or pudding. Enjoy!

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