Make Cocoa Yourself: The Best Tips and Tricks

Make cocoa yourself: Less is more

You can recognize high-quality cocoa by the following ingredients – that’s all you need to make delicious drinking chocolate:

  • Half a liter of milk
  • 125 grams chocolate (milk or dark)
  • 100 grams of whipped cream
  • Half a vanilla bean

Preparation: How to make hot chocolate yourself

The preparation of cocoa is very easy and quick. We show you how it works.

  1. Slowly melt the chocolate in a water bath.
  2. Bring the milk and cream to a boil with 50 milliliters of water in a second saucepan.
  3. Add the melted chocolate along with the vanilla bean and bring to the boil again, stirring constantly.
  4. Now pour the finished cocoa into a cup and let it cool down a bit before serving.
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Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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