Cook Time: 10 minutes
Who doesn’t enjoy hot cocoa? Here’s an easy recipe that will show you how to make hot chocolate in a jiff. This easy recipe uses bittersweet chocolate instead of cocoa powder. So, you’re in for a treat.
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Chef Tip: Use chocolate of good quality to get an exquisite cup of hot cocoa. You can serve the hot chocolate with whipped cream and chocolate shavings on top or with a couple of marshmallows.
When sweater weather arrives, this easy hot chocolate recipe will be your go-to. It works as a nice drinkable dessert and a great way to warm up. Plus, if anyone is down with the blues, this hot chocolate will make them feel a whole lot better. Share this easy hot chocolate recipe with your friends — they’ll love it!
• The Aztecs and the Mayans used cocoa beans as currency.
• Some of them even made knock-off cocoa beans by using clay, much like today's counterfeit currency. Only the upper class could drink hot chocolate regularly. Imagine the lower class drinking their income!
• Archeological evidence suggests that chocolate drink was in existence as early as 500 BC in the Mayan Civilisation.
• The Mayans ground cocoa seeds and mixed them in water, cornmeal, and other ingredients.
• A serving of 12 oz or 336g of hot chocolate can contain 190 calories of which 22.5 calories are from fat.
• Cocoa is claimed to reduce high blood pressure, improves blood flow to your brain and brain functions, elevates your mood and controls depression, and benefit your teeth and skin. We know that wine is packed with antioxidants, but the cocoa drink has twice the antioxidants as wine.