Chocolate Caliente | Spanish Hot Chocolate ~ S for Spain

>>  Monday, September 22, 2014

After a day's rest we are starting on the fourth week of BM# 44, Around the world in 30 days, doing ABC cooking on Countries. I am stopping over at Spain and landed with such a delicious recipe, that was obviously such a hit with my kids. Yes, you guessed it right! I came across this Spanish Chocolate Caliente, and just couldn't move over. 

Though this chocolate drink resembled Ghana's Hot Chocolate or a regular chocolate pudding, it surely tasted very different. It was creamy and thick and so delicious. If you are a chocolate lover, this is something you should make. The day I was making this, I had another chocolate dish going and the whole house was on chocolate fire! Such delicious heavenly aroma that was filling the entire house and all of us were literally intoxicated. Luckily Hubby dear wasn't around, else he might have been the only sole, closing his nose. Kids were getting so exuberant and wanted to finish off right away.

Infact they were upset at having so much to select from and didn't know what to chose over.

I had checked couple of recipes for this dish, one had a cinnamon, with whole milk and cocoa. The other recipe had two versions, one using chocolate and other baking chocolate with sugar. Since this recipe uses cornflour to thicken, you need to be really very quick while boiling the mix. 

After straining though the sieve and serving this on cups, I had topped with cream and chocolate shavings. The chocolate shavings melt on the hot drink and that adds even more melody to the whole thing.!

That's it for today, enjoy this delicious hot drink from Spain.

Spanish Chocolate Caliente

Country : S for Spain
Category: Dessert, Drink
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time : 10 minutes

Ingredients Needed:

Whole Milk - 2 cups
Baking Chocolate - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1/4 cup 
Cornstarch - 2 tsp
Whipped cream for topping
Chocolate shaving for topping

How to make Spanish Chocolate Caliente

In a thick bottom pan, add the milk and bring to boil. Simmer and continue cooking.

Add chopped baking chocolate to the boiling milk. Allow to melt. Add sugar and adjust sweetness.

Add 1/4 cup milk and cornstarch. Whisk well to mix the cornstarch well. 

Add this cornstarch milk to the boiling chocolate and stir well. Cook for couple of minutes, more than that the chocolate will solidify.

Strain through a sieve and remove lumps. Transfer to a serving cup and top it with cream and chocolate. 


We can make this with milk chocolate as well. 

Since these were so delicious and loved by kids, I thought of including this to my Kid's Delight Anniversary party. Come join the fun!

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 44


vaishali sabnani September 22, 2014 at 12:57 AM  

Valli even I love anything with chocolate and so I love all your dishes with chocolate just as your kids. The hot drink looks amazing with cream and those chocolate curls. Fantastic Valli.

Usha September 22, 2014 at 1:58 AM  

If you have happen to be in New York with your family, you should visit Max Brenner. They will love it, it is chocoholics paradise. Chocolate drink looks good.

Varadas Kitchen September 22, 2014 at 2:05 AM  

Creamy deliciousness! Truly chocolate lovers delight. Must try it this winter.

Harini-Jaya R September 22, 2014 at 2:51 AM  

I am sure chocolate lovers will have a great time!! Good one, Valli.

Priya Suresh September 22, 2014 at 2:32 PM  

I can have this super creamy and delicious drink, prefect for a chocoholic person like me.

Manjula Bharath September 23, 2014 at 10:14 AM  

I even made a similar Hot chocolate valli :) looks so tempting and perfect for a chocoholic like me !!

Suma Gandlur September 25, 2014 at 1:33 AM  

Yum. I will try this right away. :) I have all ingredients at home.

Pavani N September 30, 2014 at 9:45 PM  

What a irresistible and heavenly looking chocolate drink.

Gayathri Kumar October 8, 2014 at 11:30 AM  

The creamy chocolate drink looks so delicious. Even at my house hubby dear wrinkles his nose when we say chocolate. I don't understand why he does so and now I know he is not alone in this world..

The Pumpkin Farm October 8, 2014 at 10:35 PM  

cornstarch might have lent it a nice mousse like texture, beautiful find and lovely way to presnet it

Chef Mireille October 14, 2014 at 9:09 AM  

wow - what an intensely chocolate creation

Archana Potdar October 19, 2014 at 5:16 PM  

My girls make this often never realised it had an international roots. Love the chocolate and know how crazy the kids can get with this.

Padmajha PJ October 29, 2014 at 4:34 PM  

The description itself is so Tempting Srivalli. My EO is bugging me to make hot chocolate and this seems to be a perfect recipe for her cravings. will try it soon as I have all the ingredients ready :)

Sapana Behl December 10, 2014 at 5:11 PM  

I love chocolate in any form, this looks so comforting.

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