We have been sourcing local #ingredients and working with local producers for a few years now. We have seen the potential of combining #traditionalingredients with many things. Today we will be combining them with #chocolate making a unique flavoured hot chocolate Called Warndu..
Warndu means “good”.
There’s just six ingredients in this recipe! In my opinion, the best hot chocolate is simple to make, with just a few quality ingredients.
Milk: You can use dairy or dairy-free milk, including cashew milk, almond milk, or oat milk. The creamier the better! And since this recipe has sugar in it, I’d choose unsweetened store-bought milks.
Chocolate: An essential ingredient for making hot chocolate! Whether you’re using bars or chips, just make sure to finely chop it.
Cacao Powder: The cacao powder (or cocoa powder) plus the chocolate is what makes this recipe so phenomenal. Trust me, you need both.
Maple Syrup: Maple syrup is a great natural sweetener, but feel free to swap in honey, coconut sugar, or your sweetener of choice.
Rosella and Strawberry Gum.
You can use your favorite type of chocolate, though I recommend a semi-sweet or dark chocolate that’s hovering around the 50-60 percent range.
Dark chocolate has a distinctly rich flavor that tastes amazing when whisked with milk. And when you’ve finely chopped the chocolate, it’ll melt into the most luxurious, velvety texture. But if you’re not a fan of the bitterness of dark chocolate, don’t worry. A splash of maple syrup sweetens it perfectly.
HOW TO MAKE THE BEST HOT CHOCOLATE
Simmer the milk. Add the milk, cacao powder and maple syrup to a saucepan over medium heat. Simmer and whisk together until there’s no clumps.
Add the chocolate. Add the finely chopped chocolate and stir for 3-5 minutes, or until the chocolate is fully melted and combined.
Combine the two herbs which with give it and black forest cake taste.
Serve. Pour into your favorite mugs with marshmallows and serve.
HOT CHOCOLATE FLAVOR VARIATIONS
While simple hot chocolate is classic for a reason, there’s so many ways to amp up it up, if you so choose. Here’s a few fun and delicious ideas.
River Mint : Add one teaspoon into each cup.
Boozy: Pour in a bit of bourbon or brandy for an extra fun night in.
Salted bush and Carmel: Dollop whipped cream (or coconut whipped cream) and drizzle caramel sauce and a teaspoon of salt bush over it.
Mexican Hot Chocolate: Stir in cinnamon myrtle and serve with a cinnamon stick.