Icelandic Cocoa Soup

"Posted for Zaar World Tour 2005. Just picked this recipe up when I was in Iceland from a cookbook called Cool Dishes. I think kids might really like this recipe, and it's relatively healthy too! A dessert soup might tickle their fancy. The book recommends serving this with crumbled rusks. Have not tried this recipe yet."
 
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Ready In:
15mins
Ingredients:
7
Serves:
4
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ingredients

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directions

  • Mix the cocoa powder, sugar and cinnamon in a saucepan.
  • Add the water gradually and stir until smooth.
  • Bring to boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add the milk, reheat to boiling point and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Mix the potato starch or cornstarch with a little cold water, stir into soup and remove from heat.
  • Salt to taste and serve.

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Reviews

  1. Lalaloula
    Mmm, this cocoa soup really is super yummy! A sweet, chocolatey treat, perfect for a chilly day or just to cheer you up after work. I enjoyed it with some home-made spice cookies, which was a perfect match. For flavour this would be a definite 5 stars, but unfortunately it never thickened, even though I used 2 tbs potato starch and allowed the soup to simmer for quite a while. Nonetheless it was very much enjoyed! :) Made and reviewed for Veggie Swap #16 Novembre 09.
     
  2. twissis
    This was fun to make & a treat for this chocoholic. I admit I have the advantage of *on-site input* & it turns out nearly all recipes for it match yours, altho some suggest using vanilla instead of cinnamon. The thickness (or lack of it) was the main issue in prior reviews & I found 1T cornstarch is used for thin soup, 2T for thick soup & 3T for pudding. I used 2T, cooked it till it was clearly starting to thicken, removed it from direct heat & let it sit for a few min. This method got me the equivalent of a thick & creamy hot chocolate that I liked a lot. Thx for sharing this recipe w/us.
     
  3. Krafty48
    I am so sorry, i dont want to be mean but my friend and I wanted to make this recipe for a Geography ISU and it did not work well. I'm sure that somewhere we are screwing up but it was sooooo bitter and just overall unpleasant. :/
     
  4. ladypit
    We enjoyed this quite a lot. I used potato flour hoping that it might make it thicker, but it did not. That said, we still thought it was very tasty. We would have liked it a bit sweeter I think, but that is personal preference. I used skim milk which made this very low fat. This would be particularly good in cold weather. And some homemade pound cake croutons would make it almost decadent!
     
  5. Missy Wombat
    The kids loved this and I liked it too. It didn't thicken up much at all with the cornstarch so adding a bit more is probably not a bad idea. The sugar proportions were spot on for taste.
     
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Tweaks

  1. twissis
    This was fun to make & a treat for this chocoholic. I admit I have the advantage of *on-site input* & it turns out nearly all recipes for it match yours, altho some suggest using vanilla instead of cinnamon. The thickness (or lack of it) was the main issue in prior reviews & I found 1T cornstarch is used for thin soup, 2T for thick soup & 3T for pudding. I used 2T, cooked it till it was clearly starting to thicken, removed it from direct heat & let it sit for a few min. This method got me the equivalent of a thick & creamy hot chocolate that I liked a lot. Thx for sharing this recipe w/us.
     
  2. Houmous Monster
    Ok, I'll admit I was dubious about this recipe. But the end result was really quite nice! Out of the pan it was an awful lot like hot chocolate in a bowl, but the salt is the key. I used a couple of pinches,and suddenly it lost the (what I find) sickly sweetness and took on a much more soupy flavour. It really would be lovely on a cold winter's night! I substituted soy milk for the milk, and as I'm not allowed starch I cut a half cup of the water, just to help thicken it up.
     

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