March 24, 2009

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Mexican chocolate (commonly known as Ibarra or Abuelita) is your standard dark chocolate bar, but with some extra special flavors that make it unique. Imagine dark chocolate, but extra sweet, with notes of cinnamon and an almost subtle citrus undertone. And now imagine that as a hot, comforting drink. This recipe was more than simple: combine milk (I used lowfat) and chopped chocolate until melted, bring to a simmer, and serve. The result is a rich, creamy chocolate dessert in a mug. This would be great for breakfast, dessert, or even a warming solution to a cold winter day. My only peeve of this recipe was that as the drink cooled, a very thin skin began forming on top, something that often happens to puddings as they cool. It's just a natural occurrence of the milk, so don't be alarmed.

Make again? Yes, now that I've got a whole box of Ibarra on hand.




Mexican Hot Chocolate
Vegetarian Times, November/December 2005

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