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Choclate Christmas Cafe au Lait

Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:34 am
by ChristmasPenguin
* 1 1/2 cups whole milk
* 2/3 cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar
* 1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
* 2 ( 2-inch) cinnamon sticks
* 1 strip orange peel, about 1/2 inch by 3 inches
* 10 whole cloves
* 2 to 2 1/2 cups hot brewed strong coffee
* 1/4 cup cold heavy cream
* Ground cinnamon, for garnish
* Cocoa, for garnish

Directions

In a medium saucepan, whisk together the milk, 2/3 cup of the sugar, and cocoa until smooth. Add the cinnamon sticks, orange peel and cloves and bring to a simmer, stirring, to dissolve the sugar and prevent the cocoa from sticking to the bottom of the pot. Simmer for 2 minutes, then remove from the heat, cover, and let steep for 10 minutes.

In a medium bowl, whip the cream with the remaining 1 teaspoon sugar until thick and frothy, and peaks form. Set aside.

Strain the milk mixture into a coffee pot or carafe and add 2 cups of the hot coffee (2 1/2 cups for stronger coffee flavor, to taste). Pour into cups or small mugs and top each with a dollop of the sweetened whipped cream.

Serve immediately.

Re: Choclate Christmas Cafe au Lait

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:58 am
by Chris
That sounds like a wonderful recipe. Do you make it very often?
ChristmasPenguin wrote:* 1 1/2 cups whole milk
* 2/3 cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar
* 1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
* 2 ( 2-inch) cinnamon sticks
* 1 strip orange peel, about 1/2 inch by 3 inches
* 10 whole cloves
* 2 to 2 1/2 cups hot brewed strong coffee
* 1/4 cup cold heavy cream
* Ground cinnamon, for garnish
* Cocoa, for garnish

Directions

In a medium saucepan, whisk together the milk, 2/3 cup of the sugar, and cocoa until smooth. Add the cinnamon sticks, orange peel and cloves and bring to a simmer, stirring, to dissolve the sugar and prevent the cocoa from sticking to the bottom of the pot. Simmer for 2 minutes, then remove from the heat, cover, and let steep for 10 minutes.

In a medium bowl, whip the cream with the remaining 1 teaspoon sugar until thick and frothy, and peaks form. Set aside.

Strain the milk mixture into a coffee pot or carafe and add 2 cups of the hot coffee (2 1/2 cups for stronger coffee flavor, to taste). Pour into cups or small mugs and top each with a dollop of the sweetened whipped cream.

Serve immediately.

Re: Choclate Christmas Cafe au Lait

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:36 pm
by ChristmasPenguin
yeah, it is a good recipe, but i only make it two or three times in the xmas season, cause its very rich. REALLY yummy, though, and makes the house smell good, so u should give it a try!

Re: Choclate Christmas Cafe au Lait

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:07 pm
by Snow Angel
Yum! That's definatley something I'm going to have on Christmas Eve. :D

Re: Choclate Christmas Cafe au Lait

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:03 pm
by LavonneDaniels
yeah, it is a good recipe, but i only make it two or three times in the xmas season, cause its very rich.