Thursday, July 9, 2009

Hot Chocolate Caribbean style

Discovered in the markets of Basse Terre.

Vanilla Bean, Cinnamon Stick, Bay Leaves, Nutmeg, Unsweetened Chocolate
3 cups of water, 3/4 cup evaporated milk
Sugar to taste

  1. In a saucepan, bring water to boil with vanilla bean, cinnamon stick, bay leave, grated nutmeg.
  2. Add the chocolate and return to boil
  3. Reduce heat and simmer until chocolate melts
  4. add evaporated milk
  5. remove leaves, cinnamon, vanilla bean
  6. add sugar to taste
On reflection we should have added a dash of rum!