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Hot Chocolate Shaker Recipes

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Hot Chocolate Shaker Recipes

With the first shakers having left our factory last week, I wanted to share a couple of recipes to get you started with your Hot Chocolate Shakers.

Before You Start:

  1. Read the instructions that came with the Hot Chocolate Shaker
  2. This is optional, but I always warm my cup and shaker with hot water before use. Simply fill your cup and shaker with hot water and pour out. 

Simple Hot Chocolate:

Recipe:

  • 61% Dark Colombian Hot Chocolate Drops: 30g/1 Part (on the side of the shaker)
  • Semi-Skimmed Milk: 200g/7 Parts

Method:

  1. Put Hot Chocolate Drops in the bottom of the shaker to Level 1.
  2. Fill with Hot Milk (not boiling) to Level 8.
  3. Ensure the Popping Lid is Reset and in the pushed down position before securing it to the shaker base.
  4. Shake
  5. Pour
  6. Enjoy!

Mocha:

Few things go together as well as coffee and chocolate. Here is my simple recipe for a great Mocha using the Hot Chocolate Shaker. 

Recipe:

  • 61% Dark Colombian Hot Chocolate Drops: 30g/1 Part (on the side of the shaker)
  • 1 Shot Espresso
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Golden Granulated Sugar
  • Semi-skimmed Milk: 180g/6 Parts

Method:

  1. Put Hot Chocolate Drops in the bottom of the shaker to Level 1.
  2. Add one shot of espresso (I used a long shot from a Nespresso Machine) and half a teaspoon of Golden Granulated Sugar
  3. Fill with Hot Milk to Level 8.
  4. Ensure the Popping Lid is Reset and in the pushed down position before securing it to the shaker base.
  5. Shake
  6. Pour
  7. Enjoy!

 Shorty (Vegan Hot Chocolate):

In my opinion, when you want to make a water hot chocolate, it should be a much smaller drink than a traditional hot chocolate. I view this method as almost the Espresso version of a hot chocolate. The reason for this is, that if you add to much water to chocolate, it becomes very weak, thin and not overly tasty. For this reason, keep the ratio of chocolate to water close and then you will enjoy a water hot chocolate, which allows you to truly taste the flavour of the chocolate. This is one of my favourite ways of enjoying a hot chocolate. 

Recipe:

  • 61% Dark Colombian Hot Chocolate Drops: 30g/1 Part (on the side of the shaker)
  • Hot Water: 50g/2 Parts

Method:

  1. Put Hot Chocolate Drops in the bottom of the shaker to Level 1.
  2. Add hot water (not boiling) to Level 3
  3. Ensure the Popping Lid is Reset and in the pushed down position before securing it to the shaker base.
  4. Shake
  5. Pour
  6. Enjoy!

Making Multiple Hot Chocolates in One Shaker

A lot of people have asked me whether you can make multiple hot chocolates in one shaker. The answer is 'Yes' and there are a couple of ways of achieving this. The first is to simply, make, shake, clean and then make another. However, if you want to serve three hot chocolates in one go, please read on... 

The Hot Chocolate Shaker works it's magic by emulsifying the chocolate and hot liquid together. When an emulsion between chocolate and the liquid occurs, it is very easy to add additional liquid to that emulsion and simply stir it in. 

So for this method, we are going to use the shaker to shake three hot chocolates worth of chocolate together with a small amount of water. We will then pour the emulsified chocolate and water evenly between three cups and then simply add hot milk to the three cups and stir, resulting in perfectly smooth hot chocolate for three people in record breaking time. 

I hope this makes sense!

Recipe:

  • 61% Dark Colombian Hot Chocolate Drops: 105g/5 Parts (on the side of the shaker)
  • Hot Water: 50g/2 Parts
  • Hot Milk

Method:

  1. Put Hot Chocolate Drops in the bottom of the shaker to Level 5.
  2. Add hot water (not boiling) to Level 7
  3. Ensure the Popping Lid is Reset and in the pushed down position before securing it to the shaker base.
  4. Shake
  5. Pour evenly between three cups
  6. Add hot milk to the three cups and stir to add the milk to your emulsified chocolate and hot water.
  7. Enjoy!

Hot Chocolate Dessert!

Believe it or not, you can make the quickest and tastiest dessert in your hot chocolate shaker. To achieve this, you have to shake a small amount of liquid to your chocolate and as long as you don't have too much liquid in your recipe the hot chocolate will set to a glorious spoonable dessert. If on your first try it doesn't set, please reduce the amount of your chosen liquid on your second try. 

This technique is a proven winner with my friends and family!

Recipe:

  • 61% Dark Colombian Hot Chocolate Drops: 50g/2 Parts (on the side of the shaker)
  • Hot Semi-Skimmed Milk: 50g/1 Part

Method:

  1. Put Hot Chocolate Drops in the bottom of the shaker to Level 2.
  2. Add hot milk (not boiling) to Level 3
  3. Ensure the Popping Lid is Reset and in the pushed down position before securing it to the shaker base.
  4. Shake
  5. Pour into a small ramekin bowl
  6. Refrigerate for a couple of hours.
  7. Enjoy!

Please Note: With this method, if you change the liquid or you change the chocolate you use it can dramatically change the end result. The reason for this is that to set the dessert, it is the cocoa butter in the chocolate working its magic. If you use a cheap chocolate with low or no cocoa butter, it is unlikely to set. In addition, if you use different liquids, this can change the set too. I would advise trialing this method a couple of times to perfect your own recipe before making this for friends. One last tip on this method is that when you pour the emulsified liquid out, it should be quite thick for it to set - if it looks quite thin, then chances are it won't set. 

Problem Solving:

Is Your Hot Chocolate Too Weak? 

If your hot chocolate is too weak, simply add more chocolate, or reduce the amount of liquid. Alternatively, try with different types of chocolate to find your perfect recipe. The shaker is a winner when it comes to creating smooth hot chocolate, the recipe is all down to personal preference.

 

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