I made this around Christmas time as we brew our own vodka and I'm always looking for new ideas and flavours. It was very successful. I have bought commercial chocolate flavouring before but will never have to again. This was excellent. I have since made it with vanilla essence instead of the bean (ran out) and it really was equally as good - and easier. I am a bit too impatient to strain properly although I'm sure it gives a superior liqueur and I would take the trouble if giving it as a gift. In fact it is always my intention to give this as a gift but we keep drinking it all! I have read other recipes with various ingredients but this one uses ingredients nearly everyone would have in their kitchen (except the vodka I suppose - but I always do) and it still beats the commercial flavouring - this is why I have to give 5 stars. Worst part is waiting, but for those wondering, you can also drink it straight away!
This is a preliminary report--the ingredients have been combined as directed; the jars are sitting on a shelf in a cool dark place and being shaken every two days. We are eagerly awaiting the results. Update: Five months later--I have FINALLY strained the liqueur. It took AGES. End result: an absolutely GORGEOUS, nearly clear dark liqueur. It tastes very chocolate-y and is sweet without being saccharine. It is very strong--tastes like a brandy. While I'm sure it would have been lovely if I had strained it within a couple of weeks, it seems this accidental 'aging' has made it even better. At a friend's suggestion, I'm starting a second batch and adding mint. Great stuff!
This was incredible! I realy enjoyed making this - even though the wait was unbearable! I love it in milk - tastes like an adult chocolate milk. So good - this will be used again & again.
Real easy. Took me just under 30 minutes to get the stuff into the bottle. However, I converted cup measurements to grams and cubic centimeters & used an accurate weighing scale. Tastes great and I am sure the final product will be super class.
I guess I'm in the minority, but I could not get this to strain. I kept changing filters and literally let it sit for hours, and it just wouldn't go through. Great idea, but not worth the hassle.
Yum. I used high quality cocoa powder. It took forever to filter but the dregs were delicious, like a mousse with a kick. It was hard to let it sit. I plan to try it again with "shine" as a base
It's all I can do to let it age! I'm thinking it would be good in coffee! Not sure if I'm going to strain it or not, does the cocoa settle?
Spectacular results with very little effort - except the effort to not drink before it's ready, of course. I tried a little last night, after 5 days & it was just wonderful. I'm sure it will be even better once it's had the full 14 days & has been strained. Thanks Elmotoo for sharing this keeper.
This was so smooth and chocolately. Absolutely wonderful. Very easy to do. The hardest part is waiting until it is done.
This could not be better! Or at least, I can't imagine it. So rich and so chocolately good- decadent! I only made one change and that was to substitute half brown sugar and half white sugar. This does not strain well at all, so it was a good thing I had an entire package of coffee filters on hand. I will be making more soon, for sure!