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Best way to do hot chocolate?

Discussion in 'Geek Food' started by Revenger, Oct 15, 2021.

  1. MR CHILLED

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    Looks like the cinnamon challenge but much safer :p
     
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  2. Revenge

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    Now that is something I will have to try...
     
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    a proper coffee machine will also heat the milk. Not that I have used one in a decade.
     
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    Mine heats the milk also and it's very quick to make a cup and easy to clean.

    Made myself a frothy one just now.

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    the Victoria dark chocolate one is pretty good that and either honey or maple syrup using full scream milk
     
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    Lindt dark chocolate chopped or grated finely, throw into milk that’s been heated up to 75ish (I do it on the stove and cbf reaching for thermometer every time, just don’t burn it), along with some Dutch cocoa. Sugar varies, personally i only add a teaspoon or 2 depending on mug size, mrs usually adds a lot more. Bit of vanilla extract, occasionally cinnamon.
    If I’ve got any cream left over from cooking other shit I’ll usually throw a bit in, condensed milk works alright as well.
    I find it easier making on the stove, I usually eyeball ingredients and mix things up every time so good to taste as you go.
     
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    You remind me of a mate of mind who refuses to drink any beer that isn't brewed by naked belgian monks on the winter solstice and then aged in barrels made from wood of the coffins from 14th century plague victims.

    Its ok to have tastes and preferences, but people are going to have different tastes, budgets and availability to you. Sure, there are good craft beers (or chocolates) out there, but theres nothing wrong with a good cold VB (or lindt).

    Shitting on peoples tastes makes you look like a snob. If you're passionate about a hobby you should be happy to see others enjoying it, not say they don't enjoy it the same way you do.
     
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  9. Revenge

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    While I agree with the point of your post, this statement is just a bit too far...

    VB, like most of the mass production Aussie lagers is fucking filth... admittedly better than Great Northern, but filth none the less... When there are vastly better beers on the same shelves at similar pricing I don't know how the shit sells.

    As I mentioned earlier, I love one of my local artisan chocolatiers, but even though they produce their wares a brief bike ride from my home I still use Lindt more often as the Zokoko products are eye wateringly expensive.
     
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    I ordered the Dlux chocolate from Merlo, first ended up with the other white chocolate brand but they sent the right one when I emailed them.

    So have tried earlier tonight both the white chocolate 1kg bags Merlo sell as the one I actually wanted arrived in the morning, the Dlux is a bit creamier and richer than the other one.
    They are both nice however.

    Over the last month I experimented a bit melting Cadbury dream into milk that was nice, caramilk didn't work out as well as I thought.
    Got some marshmallow, flake etc have used them all by now.

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    A update.
    Both those chocolates from Merlo were nice.
    Grabbed some stuff from the local Woolworths and trying a few others until I get around to getting the more expensive stuff again.

    Milky bar again and some others I haven't tried yet.

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    My wife does hot chocolates well - she gets either Callebaut or Cacao barry cocoa in 1kg bags (works out cheaper per 100 grams than the supermarket sizes). Heat milk for 2 minutes in microwave until hot, stir in sugar or stevia, stir in 2tsp cocoa (if you like it dark, or 1tsp if you like it milder).
     
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    The mint by itself is kinda meh, so what I do is mix a heaped spoonful or two of the Starbucks chocholate in and its really nice then.
     
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    Probably because it's only 17% cocoa. One stick is only 14g, which means it's got 2.4 grams of cocoa in it. You might as well call it a homeopathic chocolate drink.
     
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    Yea agreed the Starbucks has 32% so makes up the flavour.
    The mint is nice but overpowering with mint by itself so yea boosting the chocolate works great.
     
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    My kids are fucking addicted to that stuff..
    Milky Bar White Chocolate Hot Chocolate mix..
     
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    I thought it was pretty average. I remember having another brand of white hot chocolate a few years ago that was great but fucked if I can remember what it was.
     
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    Another option is to use couverture.
     
  20. Revenge

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    Same...but I guess to a 10yr old it's the ducks guts.
     

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