Spiced Hot Chocolate
Nothing beats a nice cup of chocolate in winter. In Haiti, we use pure chocolate. Even though it can be bitter and very greasy I prefer it to the powdered 0% chocolate packs that are sold in supermarkets. But since it is less likely I will get cheap raw chocolate in NY I have to work with what’s available. So here’s my regular hot chocolate recipe.
*SPICED HOT CHOCOLATE*
You need for 2 people:
2 packets of instant chocolate
1-3 star anise
1 small cinnamon stick
small piece of lime peel
mixture of milk and water
Optional: a dash of heavy cream and cardamom
1) Instead of only water, use a mixture of milk and water. Add a piece of lime peel, star anise, and cinnamon stick
2) Bring to a boil (make sure the fire is low other wise you boiling milk will spill)
3) Then add your little packet of chocolate. Stir. let it boil for a minute then taste.
4) Adjust your hot chocolate to desired taste (more milk, more chocolate, it all depends on your taste)