This cup of chocolate recipe is easy to make and uses traditional Colombian ingredients, offering a unique culinary experience. And if there's anything that could enhance this experience further, it's the sensation of savoring authentic chocolate in the comfort of your home.
How to prepare a cup of chocolate with milk?
To make a delightful cup of chocolate with milk, follow the aforementioned recipe and, at the end, add one or two tablespoons of powdered milk or, if you have liquid milk, simply add to your taste. To accompany your delicious cup of chocolate, you can pair it with: Bread, toast, bakery sweets, arepas, cheese, or marshmallows. Enjoy it steaming hot.
How can one make a cup of chocolate at home?
To prepare a scrumptious cup of chocolate at home, you can follow this Colombian chocolate recipe. For it, you'll need two cups of aguapanela and two tablets of chocolate or two teaspoons of instant chocolate. Boil the two cups of aguapanela in a chocolate pot, add the chocolate tablets and stir well until they melt. Remove the pot from the heat and whisk rapidly with a molinillo until foam forms. Serve in cups and savor with marshmallows.
How can one make a foamier cup of chocolate?
To make your cup of chocolate foamier, ensure you remove the chocolate pot from the heat before the chocolate has fully mixed. Use a molinillo to whisk the chocolate in the pot swiftly until a creamy foam forms on the cup's top.
What is aguapanela and where can it be found?
Aguapanela is a typical ingredient in Colombian cuisine, used as a sweetener and to flavor drinks and desserts. It's a juice derived from sugarcane that is boiled and allowed to crystallize. Aguapanela can be found in Latin food stores or online.
How can I make this recipe healthier?
If you wish to make this recipe healthier, you can opt for skimmed or lactose-free milk instead of aguapanela to reduce the sugar content. You can also opt for dark chocolate with a high cocoa content instead of milk chocolate for additional health benefits.
What other Colombian chocolate recipe can I make?
Another delicious Colombian chocolate beverage is champús, a sweet and foamy drink made with purple corn, pineapple, panela, cinnamon, and cloves. I recommend this recipe because it's a unique and refreshing beverage that's also very popular in Colombia.
- 2 Cups aguapanela
- 2 Chocolate tablets or 2 teaspoons of instant chocolate
How to prepare Chocolate Tablets
- Place 2 cups of aguapanela in a chocolate pot over medium heat and bring to a boil.
- Add the two chocolate tablets, wait for them to dissolve, and observe as the chocolate rises to the edge, nearly overflowing from the pot.
- Immediately remove the chocolate pot from the stove or burner and whisk swiftly with the molinillo, using both hands until foam forms.
- Serve and enjoy, adding some marshmallows!
How to prepare Instant Chocolate
- Pour two cups of hot aguapanela, adding a tablespoon of Instant Chocolate to each.
- Stir well and savor, adding some marshmallows!