Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Homemade Chantico (Old Fashioned Hot Chocolate)

It is almost a crime to post this old fashioned hot chocolate recipe without a photo. Better yet, I wish I could just pass you a tiny cup of it through the screen. My husband makes this for me when he wants to score brownie points. It is so rich and wonderful that it MUST be drank in VERY small quantity or you WILL get SICK. Remember the Chantico from Starbucks? For some reason it didn't go over well and they deleted it from the menu. Probably because of the large glass they sold it in... and most likely all of the tummy aches that followed if someone tried to finish off such a large amount in one sitting! I would serve this in tiny espresso cups. If you are brave (or crazy), go back for a second helping.

Homemade Chantico or Old Fashion Hot Chocolate

3/4 cup warm water
3 heaping tbsp Frys Coco Powder
8 heaping tbsp sugar (if you want it to taste like Starbucks, use LESS sugar)
2 tsp cornstarch + (1 tbsp water)
1 pinch salt
2 tsp butter (optional)
pinch of cayenne pepper (optional, but VERY good)

Mix well and serve hot.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! This sounds soooo rich. Having more than a little cup of it would be utterly sinful. And I love the touch of cayenne pepper - it gives the rich sweetness a kick! Thanks for sharing the recipe!