TIP OF THE DAY: Old School Mexican Hot Chocolate

Mexican hot chocolate is made in scored, round disks from stone-ground chocolate. Photo courtesy TazaChocolate.com.   To take the chill off, chef Johnny Gnall explores Mexican hot chocolate. If you’d like him to address specific foods or topics, email Chef Johnny. There are numerous artisan and gourmet hot chocolate mixes available from American and European…
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GIFT: Gourmet Flavored Hot Chocolate

Chai & Mighty is one of four flavored hot chocolates from gourmet producer Lake Champlain Chocolates. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   Hanukkah begins tonight, so today’s gift suggestion is kosher-certified. For Hannuakh, Christmas or other occasion, gourmet hot chocolate is a delightful gift during the chillier months. What makes hot chocolate “gourmet?”…
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COOKING VIDEO: Make Hot Chocolate With Jacques Torres

  Today is our first really chilly day: Time to think of hot chocolate! Pick up a few pointers from Mr. Chocolate himself, Jacques Torres, on how to make a perfect cup. Torres uses his own brand of hot chocolate mix made from ground chocolate, not cocoa powder (ground chocolate mix is also known as…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Iced Chocolate

Treat your family and friends to a special summer drink: iced chocolate. It’s hot chocolate that’s chilled and served on ice. It’s easy to make: 1. Prepare hot chocolate with milk (regular, lowfat or fat-free). Don’t use cream or half and half, which is too heavy for a tall iced drink. 2. Consider flavoring the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Valentine’s Day Hot Chocolate Party

A chocolate-lover’s dream: hot chocolate and chocolate truffles. Photo courtesy Woodhouse Chocolate, a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week. If you’re looking for Valentine’s Day fun but a chocolate-tasting or wine-and-cheese party aren’t for you, how about a cocoa and hot chocolate tasting? Explore the differences and pick your favorite brands while enjoying delicious cups…
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