Wednesday, March 20, 2013

#WordlessWednesday Real, Natural Hot Cocoa #recipe



Do you know what those items in the photo are? Have you ever had hot cocoa this way before? So good!

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25 comments:

Kristen @ My 3 Little Kittens said...

Must be chocolate balls and cinnamon sticks......I have never tried it this way, but looks especially interesting!!!

Lily Ashley said...

seriously I have to show this to my DD, she loves hot cocoa!

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Country Mouse, City Mouse said...

It looks like Manitoulin rock to me. LOL! I have no idea what those are.

Christine McN said...

Kristen:
:) It's pure cacao! It's not the cocoa that we're used to. It's quite bitter and not sweet at all. You have to add something to sweeten it if you want it sweet. It's also more like a cocoa tea! Milk makes it more like the hot chocolate we know though. I actually really like it!

Christine McN said...

Lily Ashley:
Thanks so much for popping by and commenting! I'm off to check out your post now :)

Christine McN said...

CMCM:
LOL!!! It's actually cocoa balls. Pure 'cacao' made into balls and you make your hot cocoa with them!

OrangeHeroMama said...

Never seen a ball of chocolate before! Cool!

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Kathryn Lavallee said...

Cool, why is the cocoa in balls like that? I'm used to it in powder form! Love the cinnamon in there; I like using the sticks to stir some types of herbal tea too!

Christine McN said...

OHM:
It's pretty neat! :)

Christine McN said...

Kat:
Good question! LOL! I have no idea! Maybe this is a bit less processed?

I'm going to ask a girlfriend of mine to answer this for you. She is an expert at chocolate. She owns and operates Ultimately Chocolate and is a true chocolate connoisseur!

Shayna Murray said...

I've never seen it before but I generally find hot chocolate too sweet so this sounds good :)

Jennifer Quirky Momma said...

I love making my own hot chocolate. I don't like super sweet beverages so it's nice to be able to control how much sugar and what type of 'milk' product to use. I love your photo, it's composed very well.

Masshole Mommy said...

Oh how yummy!

lisabeth @ The Ultimate Chocolate Blog said...

Kathryn and Christine,
It is likely cacao beans or nibs ground up in some sort of grinder, like your coffee grinder, blender, juicer or food processor and just when the machine starts to warm up the cacao sticks together and you can form it into balls with your hands or a mold. I make it all the time! (http://ultimatechocolateblog.blogspot.ca/2013/02/from-bean-to-bar-month-of-do-it-myself.html) But you can add sugar and vanilla bean (not extract) to the blender or coffee grinder and you will have a basic chocolate that is crunchy. Many hot cocoa makers call this "old fashioned" hot chocolate because 150 years ago they only had stone hand rollers to grind it up - so this was how chocolate and hot cocoa was made. You can buy nibs at health food stores and now many large grocery stores. I hope that helps!

Julia said...

No but this looks cool.

Annmarie Pipa said...

I would love to try this!!! our coca comes in packages!

Tammy inRdream said...

Chocolate balls? Humm never seen them before.

Monica said...

I have never seen anything like these cacao balls before, this is quite amazing and I would love make this hot chocolate! I'm pinning it so I can give it a try!

LilSugarMag said...

This looks amazing! My kids would love to try this! Thanks for sharing Christine!

Brandi Yee said...

I've never had it like this! But now I want to! I'd better hurry and try it out before warm weather comes ;) hehe

Michelle said...

Never tried it that way!

Diana said...

Sounds delicious! I sure could use one right about now. You deliver?

Carla WorkingMommyJournal said...

I have never had mine that way, looks awesome!!

Paula Schuck said...

I have never seen that before. I agree it looks like rocks. I like the cinnamon.

Shari G said...

I've never seen that sort of thing before either! Crazy!

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