How to make cocoa

Cocoa is a tasty and healthy drink that invigorates in the morning no worse than coffee. It is an excellent antidepressant, improves mood and tones. Cocoa is nutritious, it contains a lot of vegetable fats, vitamins and minerals. In addition to the classic recipes for the preparation of the drink, known to all, there are original ways of cooking cocoa. For example, with hot peppers, which lovers of spice will surely like.

How to cook cocoa right?

Cocoa has a peculiar bitter taste that some people may not like. But with the proper preparation of the drink, it is possible to achieve a harmonious combination of strength and aroma of cocoa. And to remove excess bitterness, you can add sugar, honey or fructose syrup.

To make a drink, purchase only thatca powder, which does not contain extraneous additives and fillers. It is not recommended to buy cocoa marked "instant" on the package. Such a powder will not make a full and tasty drink.

Often in the preparation of cocoa lumps are formed, or the powder sticks to the pot. To prevent this from happening, add cocoa only to warm water or milk, and stir constantly during cooking.

Simple recipe

The basic recipe for cocoa based on water is suitable for people who do not like milk or are allergic to it.

Cocoa: a simple recipe

Composition:

  1. Cocoa powder - 2 tsp.
  2. Sugar - 2 tsp.
  3. Water - 2 tbsp.
  4. Spices (cardamom and vanilla) - to taste

Cooking:

  • In a small saucepan, pour 2 tbsp. cold purified water and simmer on a slow fire.
  • Cocoa powder carefully rub with sugar. Add a few tablespoons of hot water, stir.
  • Put the gruel in boiling water and cook for 3-5 minutes. Add spices at the end of cooking.

Classic recipe with milk

The classic recipe for cocoa with milk

Composition:

  1. Milk - 500 ml
  2. Sugar - 2 tbsp. l
  3. Cocoa powder - 1 tbsp. l

Cooking:

  • Pour the milk into a small saucepan and heat it.
  • Pour cocoa into a cup, add sugar and carefully rub the mixture to avoid lumps.
  • Add 2-3 tbsp. l warm milk from the saucepan, stir until smooth.
  • Send the resulting mass back to the saucepan with milk. Bring to a boil and cook for a few minutes on a very small fire, stirring constantly.
  • In the boiling drink can be added to the drink a little vanilla or cardamom.

Cocoa with ginger oriental

Cocoa with ginger oriental

Composition:

  1. Cocoa powder - 2 tsp.
  2. Sugar - 2 tsp.
  3. Milk - 1 tbsp.
  4. Fresh ginger - 1 cm (or ¼ tsp. Ground)
  5. Bitter chocolate - 1 piece

Cooking:

  • Grate fresh ginger and place in a saucepan. Pour milk in there, boil over a very small fire.
  • As soon as milk starts to appear on the milk, remove it from the heat and strain. Remember to remove the ginger: we will not need it anymore.
  • In a separate bowl, carefully rub the cocoa with sugar.
  • Strain the milk again into the saucepan and put on a slow fire.
  • Add cocoa with sugar, boil for 3-5 minutes. Pour the finished drink into cups and decorate with grated dark chocolate.

Cocoa drink with sour cream and spices

Cocoa drink with sour cream and spices

Composition:

  1. Cocoa powder - 50 g
  2. Butter - 20 g
  3. Sour cream (fat) - 5 tbsp. l
  4. Granulated sugar - 100 g
  5. Spices (vanilla, cardamom, cinnamon) - to taste
  6. Saffron - 2-3 veins

Cooking:

  • Put sour cream and butter in a small saucepan, bring to a boil, but do not boil.
  • Mash cocoa with sugar. The resulting bulk mixture in a thin stream, enter into a saucepan with sour cream.
  • Boil the drink, stirring constantly, until thickened. At the end of cooking, add the saffron.
  • Remove cocoa from the plate, add vanilla, cinnamon and cardamom.

Cocoa with hot pepper and vanilla

The key ingredient in this drink is hot red pepper. If you do not like spicy, you can add it quite a bit. Also, for the preparation of cocoa in this recipe, it is recommended to use vanilla beans rather than packaged vanilla or vanilla sugar.

Cocoa with hot pepper and vanilla

Composition:

  1. Milk - 2 tbsp.
  2. Chili pepper - 1 pc.
  3. Ground cinnamon - 1 tsp.
  4. Vanilla - ½ pod
  5. Cocoa powder - 3 tbsp. l

Cooking:

  • Wash the chili peppers, remove the stem and seeds. Cut the pod into 2 pieces.
  • Pour milk into a saucepan with a thick bottom, add pepper, cinnamon and vanilla. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook, stirring, over low heat for 5 minutes.
  • Pound cocoa powder with warm water into a homogeneous, lump-free gruel and gently put it into milk.
  • Boil the drink for another 2-3 minutes, remove from the heat and strain immediately. Before serving, pour the cocoa into cups and decorate with grated bitter chocolate.

Cocoa with Marshmallows: cooking features

Marshmallow is candy like marshmallow or marshmallow. Prepare them from gelatin, sugar, dextrose and flavors. All this is whipped until the formation of a dense substance, the consistency of a sponge. Unlike marshmallows, there are no applesauce and egg white in marshmallows.

This delicacy appeared in the USA in the 1950s. It was originally prepared from medicinal althea. From its root in the production process produced a white jelly-like mass. Later, the medicinal plant was replaced with starch and gelatin. Marshmallow is also called "small marshmallows". They can be put not only in cocoa, but also decorate them with various desserts, sweet salads and pastries.

Cocoa recipe with marshmallows

Composition:

  1. Milk - 250 ml
  2. Water - 50 ml
  3. Cocoa powder - 2 tsp.
  4. Sugar (or honey) - 2 tsp.
  5. Cinnamon - 1/2 tsp.
  6. Nutmeg - on the tip of a knife
  7. Marshmallow

Cooking:

  • Pour milk into a saucepan with a thick bottom, put on a slow fire and bring to a boil.
  • In a separate container, mix cocoa powder, sugar and spices. Add a few spoons of warm milk to make a homogeneous gruel. Carefully rub in the formed lumps.
  • Add this mixture to boiling milk and mix well. Make a medium heat and wait for the drink to boil.
  • Then reduce the heat to a minimum, and boil the drink for another 5 minutes. The foam, which is formed during the cooking process, will exude the aroma of spices.
  • Remove the cocoa from the stove, pour into cups. Add marshmallows to each cup.

Unusual cocoa in the oven

Cocoa with marshmallows in the oven

Composition:

  1. Ready chocolate sauce - 1 tsp.
  2. Milk - 200 ml
  3. Marshmallow - 10 g
  4. Cocoa powder - 2 tsp.
  5. Dark chocolate - 2 pieces

Cooking:

  • Pour milk into a small saucepan with a thick bottom, put on a small fire and bring to a boil.
  • In a separate container, rub the cocoa powder with a small amount of milk. Pound so that there are no lumps.
  • Pour the mixture into boiling milk, add chocolate.
  • Pour the drink into refractory cups, put marshmallows on top.
  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees and bake cocoa until marshmallows turn rosy.
  • Before serving, pour cocoa chocolate syrup.

Cocoa is a wonderful drink, but if you cook it with milk and sugar, it can be quite high in calories. Unlike coffee, the use of cocoa is allowed even for small children. For baby food is better to prepare a weak drink with milk and honey.

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