Thursday, 3 February 2011

The Seven Days of Hot Chocolate: Raspberry Hot Chocolate

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Ingredients:

2 cups of milk (26 fl. ounces)
60 g dark chocolate
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup raspberry juice (recipe to follow, or see substitutions for using jam)


Raspberry Juice:
if using frozen raspberries (and I recommend, they give up the juice more easily), set raspberries aside in a bowl at room temperature. After a few hours, mash with a fork or blender and strain mash through a sieve. The liquid below the sieve is what we'll use for the recipe. I used my leftover raspberry chunks for a smoothie, if you want to do the same.

If using fresh raspberries, wash well and mash with a fork or blender. strain mash through a sieve. The liquid below the sieve is what we'll use for the recipe.


Directions: Melt the dark chocolate into a saucepan of milk on medium-low heat. Stir in sugar and vanilla extract. Stir in the raspberry juice; then pour into cups and enjoy!


Substitutions:
  • try using seedless raspberry jam instead of fresh/frozen raspberries, omit sugar
  • use vanilla flavoured soy milk instead of regular milk; omit additional vanilla
  • use 1/3 cup cocoa powder instead of dark chocolate. Not as smooth, but still good!
  • use 1/3 cup of agave nectar if you are avoiding refined sugar

16 comments:

Nele said...

It looks delicious. I love dark chocolate in it!

del said...

I'm definitely going to try this one. I love raspberries and chocolate together. Thanks!!

Carmelknits said...

This sounds wonderful! I'm definitely making it tonight when I get home!!

Heidi said...

Oooh, I subscribed your blog last week and I'm glad I did! Will definitely be trying this out! :D

Tanis said...

Yum! My all time favorite sweets always have a bit of tartness to them, so you're really tempting me with these lemon and raspberry flavours. Cant wait to try them all!

Adriana said...

Yum! I'm definitely going to be trying this one. I'll have to do it with white chocolate since dark is a migraine trigger. I'll keep you posted :)

loveandknitologie said...

Raspberries and chocolate...such a great combo. I was never a fan of fruit and chocolate until I had the most delicious chocolate raspberry truffle! Officially converted. Thanks for this great recipe, Julie!

CanarySanctuary said...

This sounds fabulous too! I love that you're putting the subs suggestions at the bottom. I'm so looking forward to tomorrow's!

Person hinter den Worten said...

This sounds very yummy! :)

jt said...

I just have to say that this "7 days of hot chocolate" is the BEST idea EVER!

jillian said...

delicious, cant wait to try this! what brand of chocolate do you use? and also, what kind of milk (skim, 2%...)? thanks for the recipes!

Diane said...

I so totally cheated on this by using some raspberry syrup I had in the pantry. But... it was still delicious. Thanks for a great recipe, Julie!

Miss Jackson said...

Hi Julie,
Just wanted to say - love your blog! I discovered it through Ravelry via the Stockholm Scarf and I'm hoping to get started this weekend... exciting! I'm a long-time sewer but haven't knitted since I was a kid, so I can't wait to explore this new world of knitting! Anyway your stuff is beautiful, wow!
Caroline

Sarah said...

Mm, this one sounds really good. I love this combination.

artohline said...

Wow, this looks DELICIOUS! I wish I could drink through the monitor!

Emily said...

Ok, strangely, this one was my favorite but my husband's least. I just like fruit and chocolate. My husband liked the pb hot chocolate. Despite the peanuts. Wierd. And I love reese's. We both like the lemon. Bizarre. But I am definitely switching to semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips. And it seems to come out almost gritty thick, despite the fact that I whisk like a professional and everything dissolves. Maybe it's the fact that I live in high altitude.