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    Posted January 22, 2012 by
    Lombard, Illinois
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    A Cuban Hot Chocolate The Way My Family Makes It


    Cuban Hot Chocolate has always been a special treat for our family. My Grandmother always served Spanish Hot Chocolate with Churros, a special doughnut fritter which enhances the taste of hot chocolate on a cold winter day. Our Cuban family always loves chocolate.


    I grew up with standard imported chocolate sweets from Switzerland, Cuba, and the U.S.A. Our family always enjoys fresh bakery chocolate cake, pastries, churros, doughnuts, and chocolate cookies. Also German Chocolate Cake with caramel coconut frosting is a favorite dessert.


    The best way to enjoy chocolate is to make a Cuban Hot Chocolate with fresh semi-sweet chocolate morsels and cocoa powder. Here is our Cuban Family Hot Chocolate Recipe using cocoa powder and semi-sweet chocolate morsels from the local store:


    A Cuban Hot Chocolate Cup The Way My Family Makes It
    4.5 cups of whole milk
    1 cup of sugar
    12 morsels of semi-sweet chocolate
    3 tablespoons of cocoa powder
    A pinch of salt
    1. Use a small saucepan to boil 4.5 cups of whole milk at low heat.
    2. Add 1 cup of sugar, a pinch of salt, 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder to the simmering milk.
    3. Stir 12 morsels of semi-sweet chocolate until dissolved.  All the ingredients must dissolve into the boiling milk while stirring continuously with a wooden spoon.
    4. Allow the chocolate milk to simmer up to a boiling point without spilling on the stovetop.
    5. Let the chocolate milk develop a frothy, foamy surface after it has boiled.
    6. Pour the hot chocolate beverage into cups.
    7. Serve hot chocolate immediately.
    8. Yields 4.5 cups of hot chocolate on a cold winter day.


    Have A Great Cuban Hot Chocolate Day!

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