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Castillian Hot Chocolate

Castillian Hot Chocolate
This is a classic Spanish Hot Cocoa recipe. The consistency of the finished product should resemble chocolate pudding that hasn't quite set. Yes, this is a thick drink!

Add brandy or rum for a festive occasion!
Ingredients:

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup raw cane sugar
1/8 cup cornstarch
1/2 water
4 cups milk or milk substitute of choice

Directions:


Mix cacao powder and sugar together.


Dissolve the cornstarch in the water and combine with the cacao-sugar mixture in a medium sized saucepan. Stir this until it is a smooth paste.

 

Begin heating this mixture, continuously stirring it with a whisk.  Gradually pour in the milk. Continue stirring as you bring to a simmer.

 

Allow simmering, stirring often, for about 10 minutes. The drink is ready when it thickens and is glossy and smooth.  A dollop of freshly whipped cream tops this drink off perfectly.


Makes 4 servings