Those first cold days of the year and we all cherish a hot beverage to sip while relaxing. Our Oaxacan bars of chocolate are the ideal components of an amazing cup of frothy cacao plain and simple. While other recipes utilize the baking chocolate discs our uniquely formulated Oaxacabars take all the alchemical guess work out of creating a fast authentic beverage in under 5 minutes. Let us share with you our favorite hot beverage bar none over the years.
Step 1 - Grate 2 Oaxacabars:
Start by grating 2 bars (approx. 10 grams) for every cup (9 oz) of hot chocolate. To grate the bars we recommend a microplane grater but any kind of grater will do. The idea is to get the chocolate into a fluffy powder.
Step 2 - Heat milk or water until just below boiling:
In Oaxaca, hot chocolate is usually made with water. For a thicker more profound taste try whole milk. Heat the milk or water in a saucepan until it's nearly ready to boil. But do not let it boil!
Step 3 - Gently mix in grated chocolate:
Now add in the grated chocolate. Mix continuously with the whisk to prevent the chocolate from sticking to the bottom. Do this for about 2 minutes.
Step 4 - Pour chocolate mixture into cup:
Oaxacan chocolate is served frothy, the result of brisk whisk action will give it a thick head of foam on top. Your friends and associates will tell you this is the best hot chocolate they've ever had. Don't let this go to your head. Remain humble and enjoy a lifetime of great hot chocolate.
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