Cocoa – how to prepare a drink
Cocoa is a favorite drink of many a sweet tooth. Easy to prepare and delicious, it is both a drink and dessert and hot chocolate. In this article we will talk about different ways to brew cocoa with additives.
What is different from hot cocoa chocolate? Many will say no, but it’s not. The fact that hot chocolate is brewed from melted chocolate, and cocoa is made from powder of the same name. So to equate these drinks is not quite true.
Typically, for the preparation of cocoa powder is diluted with hot milk or water, but there are many other tasty ways to prepare this drink with different additives. Among such additives may be various spices – ginger. cinnamon. cardamom, vanilla, nutmeg, and products – cream, nuts, chocolate and even cheese and oatmeal. You can add in cocoa and some fruits, e.g., banana.
The first fans of the beans of the cacao tree were the ancient Maya, who began to prepare a delicious drink from them even 2600 years ago.
We will discuss various interesting ways to brew cocoa, which you will please not only children but also adults the sweet tooth in your family.
Cocoa can be fed not only hot but also cold – like coffee.
Recipe cocoa with cream cheese and condensed milk
You will need: ml cream, 60ml low fat cottage cheese and cocoa with condensed milk, cocoa powder.
How to make cocoa with cream cheese and condensed milk. Cocoa with condensed milk diluted with low-fat cream and mix well. Pour the mixture into two cups, heaped to put in the cups to half of the cheese, sprinkle it on top with cocoa powder and serve.
In European countries a very popular method of supplying cocoa to the egg, or egg yolk, which gives the beverage the appearance and special taste.
Recipe cocoa with egg
You will need: 750 ml milk, 3 egg yolks, 3 tbsp cocoa and sugar, 1.5 tsp of starch.
How to make cocoa with egg yolk. A small amount of water to dissolve the cornstarch, cocoa and sugar and mix them. Milk bring to the boil, with constant stirring in a thin stream pour the cocoa mixture into the milk, then remove the drink from the fire, to enter the egg yolks, constantly whisking it with a whisk and serve.
Of course, most often practiced adding in cocoa whipped cream and chocolate is a very popular option for beverage brewing.
Recipe cocoa with chocolate and whipped cream
You will need: 250g of milk, ¼ Cup water, St.l. cream 35%, 3 tbsp cocoa, 2 tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp sugar, 1 tsp chocolate chips.
How to make cocoa with whipped cream and chocolate. Milk pour into a saucepan, add sugar, stir, bring to a boil, remove from the heat. In warm water to dissolve the cocoa, pour it into the hot milk in a thin stream while stirring the drink with a whisk. With powdered sugar, whip cream, put them on cocoa, sprinkle with chocolate and serve the drink.
Very interesting version of the drink – with porridge.
Recipe cocoa with oatmeal
You will need: 300ml milk, 100ml water, 40g of oatmeal, 2 tablespoons sugar and cocoa powder, a pinch of ground cinnamon and nutmeg.
How to make cocoa with Hercules. Pour cereal ml of boiling water, to insist, when the swell blend. Milk pour into a saucepan, add spices and sugar and reheat but do not boil. Put oatmeal puree in milk with spices, boil for 15 min with continuous stirring. Cocoa grind with 30ml of warm water into a thick paste, pour it in a thin stream into the milk with the oatmeal, stir thoroughly and 1-2min boil, remove the mixture from heat and grind in a blender or RUB through a sieve, then beat with a mixer. Pour into cups, sprinkle with chocolate and serve.
Fans of nuts will like this version of the filing of cocoa.
Recipe cocoa with hazelnuts
You will need: 500ml milk, 50g of dark chocolate and hazelnut purified, 8 tbsp cocoa powder, 4 tbsp brown sugar, 1 pinch of nutmeg.
How to make cocoa with hazelnuts. To powder grind the hazelnuts, mix it with sugar, nutmeg, cocoa, pour in the mixture 100ml cold milk, stir and pour the mixture into the remaining milk, with constant stirring cocoa bring to a boil, boil for 2-3min until tender on low heat. On a small grater to RUB the chocolate, pour into cups beverage, sprinkle with chocolate and serve.
Cocoa is often cooked and served with ice cream – it turns out very tasty.
Recipe cocoa with banana and ice cream
You will need: 200ml milk, 50g of ice cream, 1 banana, 2 tsp cocoa powder, 1 tsp sugar.
How to make cocoa with ice cream and banana. Mix cocoa and sugar in a saucepan heat half of the milk, but not to bring it to a boil, add the cocoa with the sugar, stir and 1-2min boil. Clear circles and slice the banana, add to it the rest of the milk, blender whisk into a smooth mixture. Pour banana mixture into a tall glass, put ice cream on top pour the hot cocoa and serve the drink.
Well, when it’s hot outside and hot drinks is not desirable, then cocoa can serve with ice cream chilled.
Prescription cold cocoa
You will need: 300ml milk 150g cream, 75g of sugar, 25g cocoa powder.
How to make cocoa with ice cream. To prepare milk cocoa, cool it, pour into a glass, put a scoop of ice cream, just apply the drink to the table.
Prepare different cocoa – this drink can have many facets of taste, he will invariably tempt the sweet tooth!