What are the hot beverages of choice in your home? Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate?
Do you like coffee? Do you like chocolate? What about a combination of both? That's right… Chocolate coffee! Yum.
While you can buy chocolate coffee, specifically (which will be explored later), you can also make your own chocolate coffee. In fact, a handful of chocolate coffee variations can be created with the right recipes.
It just so happens that you'll find a few of those recipes below.
Basic Chocolate Coffee
This recipe will make around 12 servings. It'll take about 20 minutes to prep, and 40 minutes to cook/chill.
What you'll need:
- 4 cups whipped heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 cup of boiling water
- 1 cup of baking cocoa
- 1 cup of sugar
- 8 cups of brewed coffee (hot and strong) and milk
Optional: finely chopped chocolate and whipped cream
Whisk water, cocoa, and sugar in a heavy saucepan until smooth. Over medium-low heat, cook and whisk until the mixture peaks (maybe 35 minutes). Stir in salt and vanilla after removing from heat. Refrigerate in a bowl for two hours.
The chocolate mixture should then be beaten, 2 cups whipped cream added, then mixed well. The remaining whipped cream can then be folded in. In 2/3 cup of coffee and milk, place 1/2 cup of chocolate cream blend. Stir. Top with chocolate and whipped cream if you like.
Chocolate Coffee Variations
White Chocolate Coffee: Instead of the chocolate mixture, use chopped white chocolate.
Caramel Chocolate Coffee: When adding coffee and milk, also add a heaping tablespoon of salted caramel or caramel. For scrumptious dulce de leche mocha, use dulce de leche.
Dark Chocolate Coffee
- Use your favorite coffee to brew 16 ounces.
- In a medium saucepan, place 4 ounces of good dark chocolate (break the pieces apart).
- Over the chocolate in the pan, pour your coffee once it's done.
- Combine the ingredients with a whisk over low heat in a saucepan.
- Turn off the heat when the chocolate has melted.
- Into each 10-to-12-ounce mug, pour 1 ounce of heavy cream.
- Now, into the mugs, pour your chocolate coffee, and add any desired garnishes.
Benefits of Dark Chocolate and Coffee
There are actually some considerable health benefits to dark chocolate, so mixing it in your coffee is a great choice. Good quality coffee and dark chocolate are high in antioxidants. A reduced likelihood of the development of certain conditions has been linked to coffee, including some types of cancer, heart disease, Parkinson's disease, and type II diabetes.
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