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peruvian creamy & spicy hot chocolate


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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4

Cost: $6.61 /serving


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Step 1

Gather ingredients

Step 2

Place a small pot on the stove over medium heat, add half a cup of water and immediately add the spices. Add the cinnamon stick, cloves, and star anise.

Step 3

Cook the spice infusion half covered over low heat for at least 10 minutes. Turn off the stove, remove from the heat, and strain the spices. Discard the spices and preserve the infusion.

Step 4

Return the infusion to the pot, and dissolve the dark chocolate and instant coffee in it, whisking with a hand mixer.

Step 5

Then add the whole milk and the evaporated milk. Stir well until all ingredients are mixed.

Step 6

Add the pinch of nutmeg and continue beating without letting the mixture boil.

Step 7

Dissolve the tablespoon of cornstarch in three tablespoons of water. Add the diluted cornstarch to the chocolate and continue beating in circles until the chocolate is thick.

Step 8

If you want you can add a more teaspoon of cornstarch.

Step 9

Cook for three more minutes, add sugar to taste, and serve hot in large cups.

Step 10

If you like chocolate with a lot of foam, blend it before serving.

Step 11

Decorate with whipped cream, marshmallows, or cinnamon powder.