Saturday, October 13, 2007

Colorado Cocoa

I've been making cocoa every morning we've been in Colorado twenty years or more.

To make good cocoa, you have to buy this product:
It's Droste Cocoa Powder, I didn't realize I took a picture of the foreign side of the label. Many nicer grocery stores carry it.

Here's how I make delicious cocoa:
  1. Fill a large mug 3/4 full of milk. Do this for as many mugs as you're preparing.
  2. Pour the milk into a pan and start heating it.
  3. Pour a small amount of milk into each mug again, to cover the bottom and then some. You will use this to make a paste of cocoa and sugar.
  4. Add two tablespoons sugar or a little more to each mug.
  5. Add one super heaping tablespoon of cocoa.
  6. Stir and stir until you have a glossy brown paste in each mug.
  7. When the milk starts bubbling, pour into the mugs, and stir again. It mixes right away.

The only places I've tasted cocoa as good: The Savoy Hotel in London (in our glory days), and a chocolate shop in San Miguel de Allende. I've bought other products from Scharffenberger to those weird Mexican wheels that taste a little like tires. Droste is the best.


linda said...

What great cocoa advice. But I think I'll stop at the GLOSSY BROWN PASTE stage and eat it with a spoon.

sally g said...

Sounds great. Can't wait to try it! Although we probably can't find this in Murfreesboro....

Sally said...

Linda, you're so funny! Mix some popcorn in with it! Sally g, sometimes it's in the cooking section. It's not that fancy a product, been for sales since 1846 or something like that.

Namowal said...

Good timing for a cocoa recipe. In Los Angeles the weather did a binary switch and went from beach weather to sweater weather.

jen lemen said...

i heart droste! i use it to make when i make the chocolate cake off the hershey's cocoa can, only i use droste instead. crazy yummy.

thanks for this!

Sally said...

I LOVE chocolate cake, Jan. Must try that sometime! Cocoa on the house!