It’s chilly out and you’re debating on Swiss Miss or an amazing hot chocolate recipe. You remember reading this post and stop all thoughts of taking a short cut. Agreeing that an extra 5 minutes is definitely worth the amazingness that could hit your taste buds instead. Because there is a better hot chocolate recipe, and its called Colombian Chocolate *pronounced cho-ko-latte*. A rich, foamy chocolate drink commonly consumed in the morning with breakfast, but never turned down day or night.
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Growing up in in South Florida, my taste buds had access to this other worldly delight from a young age. However, my greedy self hadn’t ever paid attention to how it was made until my late 20’s. I’m not sure what I expected. Surely some complicated song and dance, possibly a bit of magic. But no. Just a few simple ingredients, 5 minutes, and BOOM. Some of the best hot chocolate I’ve ever have. Some of the best hot chocolate you’ll ever have. And I’d dare to say, the best hot chocolate recipe around town.
1 servings per container
- Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
- Total Fat 8g 13%
- Saturated Fat 5.2g 26%
- Cholesterol 18mg 6%
- Sodium 97mg 5%
- Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
- Potassium 158mg 5%
- Total Carbohydrate 21.4g 8%
- Dietary Fiber .5g 2%
- Sugars 19.6g
- Protein 7.1g 15%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Serve It Up
This cup of goodness is so versatile. Easy to dress up or down. Doused in marshmallow, dabs of Cool Whip, poured over vanilla ice cream, or consumed traditionally with a hunk of fresh mozzarella. It pairs perfectly with any breakfast, serves as a toasty afternoon warm up, and hits the spot as an after dinner sweet treat.
Most commonly, chocolate is consumed in the mornings or afternoons along with a bread item of sorts, such as an arepa, pandebono, or almojábana. I’m crazed about pandebonos and almojábanas…they’re both on my list to learn how to make. Think pillowy clouds of cheese bread, slightly sweet and piping hot inside. Firm on the outside, soft on the inside. One dunk into this hot chocolate and I swear, the literal heavens part and angles start singing.
Although I bought mine piece by piece, this is an entire set! Including the chocolate you'll need to make your hot cocoa dreams a reality. Might I add... the perfect gift for the foodie in your life who probably already has everything that's under $100.
Thankfully, the neighborhood I live in is just a 5 minute drive from Manolo’s Latin Bakery here in Charlotte. I was over the moon to discover that they whip up a handful of Colombian baked goods daily. Including my favorites- the pandebono and almojábana. Don’t have access to a Central or South American bakery of sorts? I’ve paired this hot chocolate recipe with a humble piece of buttered toast or fresh baked cookies. Equally as divine.
I’d love to know if you give this a try! And what your favorite hot chocolate flavor combinations are. Inspiration can strike from anywhere, and I live to try combos that come recommended. Go ahead and drop a comment down below!
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