Aztec Hot Chocolate Recipe

Submitted By: The Spice House.

Aztec Hot Chocolate Notes

This recipe comes to us from the makers of Callebaut chocolate, considered one of the finest chocolate makers in the world.

Ingredients
  • 1200 grams (just under 5 cups) whole milk
  • 200 grams (about 4/5 cup) heavy cream
  • 100 grams (heaping 1/4 cup) honey
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 2 vanilla beans
  • 250 grams (about 2 cups) Callebaut Dark Chocolate 811
Preparation Instructions

Pour milk, cream and honey in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Add spices, vanilla bean (split and scraped) and chocolate to the saucepan. Stir with a whisk. Cover with plastic wrap and let set for 10 minutes. Strain out the spices and vanilla bean. Return hot chocolate to saucepan and bring back to a boil. Let set for another 10 minutes. Bring back to a boil and serve.

Note: Can be made ahead of time. After step 5, allow to cool. Store in refrigerator. Reheat to a boil and serve.

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