There are many bitter cold and somewhat solitary winter nights where I crave something nostalgic and comforting. As a child, I used to drink hot chocolate at the Christmas markets with my parents, while they enjoyed the more entertaining version: mulled wine. These homemade chocolate “shots” are the perfect after-dinner sweet-tooth remedy before hibernating under the covers for a good night’s sleep.
For a sleepy-time chocolate shot for 2 people take:
Begin by making the spice mix:
4 pods of cardamom
½ teaspoon vanilla sugar
¼ teaspoon of coriander
¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
tiny pinch of salt
grind this to a powder with a pestle and mortar. You will have some left over. Save in a glass jar for next time!
70ml of whole milk
30ml of cream
(or simply 100ml of whole milk)
20g high quality dark chocolate
and take one 1 teaspoon of my chocolate-spice-mix from above (save the rest for later)
Simply heat the milk & cream over medium heat together with the spices.
Once hot, add the dark chocolate (best if chopping into small pieces) and use a milk foamer or a whisk to incorporate.
Serve in espresso glasses or espresso cups & savor
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