Tuesday, November 27, 2012

3-Ingredient Cardamom Hot Chocolate

I got this idea at work today while making chai macaroons -- just regular macaroons dipped in chocolate with a hint of cardamom. I needed to taste the chocolate in order to see if I'd added enough cardamom and, oh my, was it delicious! I then started to taste (and taste and taste) the chocolate. To make sure it was just right, of course.

Cardamom might just be my favorite spice, but I'd never realized how good it was with chocolate. So I made this right after work. It's easy to make with a fancy coffee shop result.

This recipe makes enough for one person. Feel free to double (or triple) the recipe for more people or if you just want a bigger serving all for yourself (I admit, I would've done this if I'd had more milk in the house).

3-Ingredient Cardamom Hot Chocolate:

1 cup soy milk
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/2 tsp. cardamom (or to taste)

Heat soy milk over medium heat. Add chocolate chips and whisk until melted. Add cardamom and continue whisking until smooth and nice and hot. Serve immediately.

Yield: 1 serving

I don't have a photo of the hot chocolate, because it was gone so fast, but I do have one of our resident beagle. In this particular photo he is sniffing the petits fours I was trying to get a photo of on the porch. Hence the desperation in his eyes.

I am looking into setting up a "photography studio" in the cat room (where the kitties get some peace and quiet from the dogs). Since we live in a basement apartment that gets little sunlight, I might need to use artificial lighting. Or the windowsills. We'll see.

Before I forget: Pumpkin Churros. You want to make these.


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    1. Me too! I was driving in the Brentwood PetSmart parking lot and saw someone (must've been a volunteer) walking him and thought, "That's a mighty handsome dog." I went inside, found him and about a week later he was mine!

  2. Oh noes! I just got home from the market and don't have cardamom at hand. I might replace it with cinnamon for now because I'm boring that way, but I'll be sure to purchase some cardamom next time.
    Also, puppy!

    1. Shoot! Cinnamon will be a great stand-in, though. There's a coffee shop in my town that sells a cinnamon-spiced hot chocolate and it's divine!