Venezuelan Spiced Hot Chocolate

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Ready In:
8 cups




  • Combine milk with spices and sugar in a large heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar, until milk just starts to bubble around the edges (scalding). Lower heat and cook 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to steep 10 additional minutes, then strain into another large heavy pot. Heat gently, then add chocolate and rum (add rum off flame). Whisk briskly 5 minutes over low flame until chocolate is completely melted.

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  1. Ok, well I haven't tried it yet and I want to make this for a spanish project and I want to add the funnel cake looking thing in the back of the picture. Can someone please tell me what it is and how to make it?
  2. This was our delicious good night drink today!<br/>I preapred this with the listed spices and for the orange zest I used self made oranged from Greek oranges (I mashed this in the mortar prior use). After boiling I removed the spices, sieved (pressed the mushed orange zest through the sieve) and added half quantity of the suggested rum.<br/>The taste was similar to the taste of some "Lebkuchen" (gingerbread without ginger). For a children version there is the possibility to sustitute real rum with rum-flavor.<br/>Made for Culinary Quest 2014. Made this again on 2015 for Beverage Anyone? Tag Game. The taste of zest and anise! Highly recommended!
  3. Simply delicious! I admit to having imbibed the first glass without straining the drink first, and it was a little grainy. But the second, strained serving - OMG! I thought the zest was spot on. I did have to increase the chocolate a bit, but that was personal preference. It's been raining all day here, a bit odd for our summer, and this chocolate definitely hit the spot! Made for Best of 2014. Thanks for posting!
  4. This was super delicious. The combination of spices adds such an exquisite taste to this hot chocolate drink, and it had such a smooth, creamy texture. The hint of the anise and touch of cinnamon is what made this so wonderful. It was a great drink to sip on, and I know we'll have this often. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Nancy's Pantry. Made for the "For Your Consideration" tag game.
  5. Oh Yum, I've been eyeing this recipe all tour and now I have finally made it. It was well worth the wait. What a terrific hot chocolate this was. So quick and easy to make, with a delicious flavor and a beautiful silky smooth texture. Wow, I love that you can taste all the spices, the orange and the rum. Did I say that this is probably the best hot chocolate that I have ever tried. Thank you so much my friend, for sharing a recipe that I will enjoy often this winter. Made for Culinary Quest - 2014 - Family Picks - Suitcase Gourmets.



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