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Offline DHW

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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #30 on: November 02, 2007, 05:16:37 AM »
I am looking in "Pure Slime" for edible slime, and here are some of the thickeners mentioned: cornstarch, gelatin, guar gum, carrageenan, gluten, and sugar. 

The guar gum does not need to be heated to thicken, so it could be used in cold chocolate milk or smoothies. 

I think xanthan gum would work, too.  Also, arrowroot and tapioca flour would work for a hot drink.  I have seen cornmeal flour used in some ethnic drink recipes.

This is beginning to sound like, "Use whatever is in your kitchen cabinet..."  :)
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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #31 on: December 10, 2007, 09:49:46 AM »
Hot Cocoa (from the back of my cocoa box)

1 heaping teaspoon cocoa powder
2 heaping teaspoons sugar
1 cup of milk


I've modified this to make two 12 oz. size cups for my kids.

3 level teaspoons cocoa powder
3 level teaspoons sugar
2 cups of water
1 cup of milk

I put the dry ingredients in a jar with the water and shake vigorously.  Then pour into pan and boil.  Take off heat, stir in milk and pour into cups.  This makes it the perfect temp for the kids and it's a bit less chocolaty than the first recipe, but they love it and I don't have to stir while cooking because I add the milk last.   ;D
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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #32 on: December 10, 2007, 12:26:24 PM »
Anymore ideas on this? my kids have caught a whiff of fall in the air and are begging for hot cocoa. I don't really want to buy the envelope or other stuff.
   I'm going to try the Alton Brown recipie i think...he even has one for chocolate syrup.

2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup cocoa (Dutch-process preferred)
2 1/2 cups powdered milk
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 pinch cayenne pepper, or more to taste
Hot water

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and incorporate evenly. In a small pot, heat 4 to 6 cups of water.

Fill your mug half full with the mixture and pour in hot water. Stir to combine. Seal the rest in an airtight container, keeps indefinitely in the pantry. This also works great with warm milk.

I'll let you guys know what the verdict is if you want.

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kittyninja,
Have you tried this one yet? 

I was hoping you would be the guinea pig.... umm, I mean, tester  :D

i have i have and it is pretty good,,,i think i put too much cayenne pepper in though so it gave me a stomach ache, but it is actually good! i made my own powdered sugar by taking Xylitol and processing it in my coffee grinder (had to do a couple of batches at a time)..yes - t'was good.
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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #33 on: December 10, 2007, 12:31:19 PM »
Guar gum can be used as a thickener, BTW.

Ohh great tip I was wondering what to do with it,,,do you know how much (would you sub it for the corn starch equally?)
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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #34 on: December 10, 2007, 12:56:34 PM »
1 Cup Cocoa, 3/4 cup honey, 1/4 tsp salt, 1 cup cold water, 2 tsp vanilla. I made this over the weekend, using Agave Sweetener ( instead of the honey). I put it in a used honey bear bottle and the kids used it for chocolate milk.
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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #35 on: December 10, 2007, 01:08:17 PM »
I wanted to make up a mix that wasn't too sweet and didn't use hydrogenated oils (powdered creamer). It does use powdered milk tho.

Bulk Hot Chocolate Mix

11 c. dry milk
4 c. sugar
2 c. cocoa

Mix and blend in batches in your blender until fine. To make, use 1/3 c. mix to 8 oz. (1 cup) boiling water. Add a pat of butter, coconut oil, or a couple tablespoons of heavy cream. (Very important!)  :D

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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #36 on: December 10, 2007, 02:28:30 PM »
I just got this recipe today. I liked it because it did not use powdered milk, but is powdered buttermilk better? Anyone know? I'm wondering if we should just make it fresh and not be dependent on a mix. Anyway, here is the recipe:

Spiced Hot Cocoa
2 cups dark, unsweetened dutch cocoa powder
1 cup sweet buttermilk powder
1 cup organic brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp ground cloves
Molasses (optional)
 
Blend this mixture well and add 2 to 3 TB to a mug of
boiling water.  Drizzle just a tad of blackstrap molasses
and mix well with your spoon.  You can add more or less of
the buttermilk and brown sugar to suit your taste, but this
gives you the general idea.  Remember that with any recipe,
you should allow for your own tastes to dictate how much
you add of special seasonings or certain ingredients.
Don't be afraid to experiment!
 
What else can you do with this hot cocoa other than drink
it?  Well, how about soaking your tired feet in it?  I know
it sounds strange, but cocoa is full of antioxidants and
brown sugar is skin softening.  The milk is also very
softening and nourishing to the skin.  The various spices
contain anti-fungal properties, too!  Give those feet of
yours a treat and make sure you pour yourself a mug to sip
on while you soak!  When your done, slather on a thick
homemade balm or salve and pull on some warm, wool socks!

How do you like that extra use of Hot Cocoa Mix? I have never heard of that advice!

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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #37 on: December 10, 2007, 04:10:54 PM »
I ordered powdered coconut milk from Wilderness Family Naturals ( I think that is the name of the co. ) anyway, the powdered coconut milk was good, but it is a little chunky (doesn't dissolve well) I didn't mind, some may mind. Just thought i would share the idea.
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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #38 on: December 22, 2007, 04:39:41 AM »
Healthy MOCHA RECIPE:  I took the ingredients from another hot cocoa recipe thread and made up my own adding Roma (Roasted Malt Barley, Roasted Barley and Chicory). I got it from the health food store for $6.45 for 3.5 oz or 50 servings.

1 cup powdered sugar (I used 1/2 Xylitol which I ground in my coffee grinder and 1/2 cup raw cane juice ground in grinder)

1/4 Cup good cocoa

1 cup non-instant no-fat dry milk (NOW Foods)

1/2 t salt

dash cayenne pepper

3 level T Roma

2 tsp guar gum (or 1 tsp corn starch) for thickener

Sift all ingredients into a bowl and use about two heaping spoons per cofee cup.
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Me: Go to sleep Jesus will protect you.
4 yo Maciah: (stretching his chin to chest) But, but I can't see Jesus my head can't reach into my heart.

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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #39 on: December 22, 2007, 04:53:32 AM »
I just happened to see this recipe the other day and thought some of you might be interested.  It is not healthy, but if your like me you tweak it a little bit.

White Hot Chocolate

1 cup white chocolate chips

1 cup heavy cream

4 cups half and half

1/4 tsp. peppermint extract

1 tsp. vanilla extract

Combine white choc. chips and heavy cream in saucepan, stir until melted.  Stir in half and half, vanilla and peppermint extract.  Pour into mugs and top with whipped topping and crushed peppermint or a candycane.

Okay I haven't looked into it, but maybe you could find and unsweetened white chocolate and add your own choice of a healthier sweetener.  I also don't know much about the heavy cream and half and half, but I am sure there are a lot of you that are a lot smarter than me when it comes to all the health stuff.  I am still learning.  I just wanted to share this recipe because it sounded different and yummy.
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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #40 on: May 02, 2008, 06:36:11 AM »
Well, i was in Ukraine and whenever i asked for hot chocolate, they would bring out a melted chocolate bar in a demi-tasse!  First time i was disappointed, but it tasted good!  They have a machine that you stick the bar in and it comes out like liquid brownie mix  :)  Anyway, a twist on the hot chocolate ;D

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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #41 on: May 02, 2008, 12:10:06 PM »
Ooooo, sign me up for a cup of melted chocolate goo!  Is it good manners in Ukraine to lick your cup when you're done?   :o

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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #42 on: November 11, 2008, 11:09:24 AM »
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Bring all ingredients to a very warm state and enjoy.
Like, Florida?    ;)
Haha! :D

 
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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #43 on: December 14, 2008, 08:06:37 AM »
Hi all hot cocoa lovers. I got Trader Joe's organic cocoa (not their premixed instant stuff- the baking cocoa) and it makes the BEST richest hot cocoa! YUUUM! haven't done anything differant except change cocoa powder and I'm sold. Course i know that probably melted good chocolate would be even better but from the powder point- Trader Joe's wins!!

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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #44 on: December 14, 2008, 10:23:10 AM »
OOhhh!  I'll have to try that KN!

I wanted to post my latest discovery: I have been playing around with hot cocoa recipes, and I ended up running out of powdered milk, so I subbed a can of Malted Milk that I had in the cabinet.   It was the best hot cocoa that I've ever had.  It's SO good!

Deluxe Hot Cocoa Mix

3 c. powdered milk
1 13 oz. jar of Carnation Malted Chocolate milk powder
1 c. cocoa powder
2 1/2 c. powdered sugar
2 t. corn starch
1 t. salt

Blend all together with a whisk until well combined.  Stir through the mix with a hand blender until it's a fine powder (optional...it makes it blend faster in the water).

Use approx. 3 T mix per 8 oz. hot water.  It's best topped with whipped cream.
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Re: Hot Chocolate [Cocoa] Recipes
« Reply #45 on: December 14, 2008, 02:14:26 PM »
My very easy, inexact Cocoa Recipe:

A mug of milk (or however many mugs you want) measured into a pan
Warn over med-low heat
While heating add:
scant 1T per mug of milk
Sprinkling of Cinnamon
Dash of ginger
Glug of Maple Syrup to sweeten

Very nice stirred with a peppermint candy cane!  ;D
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