This recipe is the best and the easiest if you want to enjoy a perfect cup of hot chocolate without any pro equipment, at home….
- 2 cups milk
- 2 tbspns hot chocolate powder
- ¼ tspn ground cinnamon (optional)
- 2 tbspns full cream
- 1 tbspn cocoa powder (for dusting)
-Boil milk and reserve ½ cup of milk. Add cream in rest of the milk and continue boiling on very low flame. Make sure you are using non-stick milk warmer.
-In reserved ½ cup of milk mix hot chocolate powder and cinnamon. Make a uniform mixture.
-Put the milk off the flame and with an electric beater whip the milk and the cream until it is frothy.
-Divide the chocolate mixture in to two cups or mugs and pour over frothed milk.
-Top it with some cocoa powder and immediately serve hot with cookies, muffins or brownies.
Kashmiri Chai (Pink Tea) is a lovely, smooth and silky hot beverage that is usually served in Pakistan on any happy occasion after meals. Do try this and make your day …
- 2 ½ cups water
- 4 cups milk
- A pinch of saffron strands
- 2 tbspns jasmine tea leaves
- 1 big cardamom
- 1 big piece of cinnamon
- 2 cloves
- 3 almonds
- 4 green cardamoms crushed
- Some salt
- Sugar to taste
- 1 small very small drop of pink food colour (OPTIONAL)
- Crushed or slivered almond
- Crushed or slivered pistachios
- Some mixed dried fruits
-In a saucepan, add all the ingredients given above except milk and for garnish and bring to a boil.
-Boil well for 10 minutes.
-Add milk and boil again.
-Strain this mixture and pour it into 4 cups.
-Place some mixed dried fruits on the saucer and garnish the tea with some crushed pistachios and almonds.
-Use full cream milk for best results.
-Avoid using salted or roasted pistachios and almonds.
-Add a very little drop of pink food colour only if desired.
This will serve 4 persons easily.