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No Milk Hot Chocolate

Rich, creamy and delicious. This hot chocolate recipe has cocoa, dark chocolate, water and tahini. A warming drink to get things heated on Valentines Day.
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Drinks, tea time, High Tea
Servings 1 Cup

Equipment

  • Small sauce pot
  • Whisk/Milk Frother
  • Mug

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp Dark Chocolate 70%
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 tbsp Tahini

Optional

  • Pinch of Salt
  • Sesame seeds

Instructions
 

  • In a sauce pan on medium heat add the water and cocoa powder. Whisk until there are no lumps. Bring to a boil and add the dark chocolate. Whisk together until melted. Leave the mixture to boil for 5 mins until it has reduced.
  • Take off the heat and add the tahini and vanilla. Whisk together. If you are adding any other flavors like Brandy now is the time to do so.
  • If you want a little froth on the top whisk the mixture vigorously either with a whisk or a milk frother. Pour into your mug, top with a little salt and sesame seeds. Serve hot or cold with some ice.

Notes

  • Whisk the cocoa into the water well before it boils to avoid ad lumps.
  • Be patient, let the mixture boil and reduce for 5 mins as this will thicken it up.
  • Whisk the tahini off the heat as this needs to emulsify into the hot chocolate, which creates the creaminess.
  • If you want more hot chocolate inspiration , check out this recipe.