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    Iced chocolate recipe

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    Following on from the successful Iced coffee recipe thread, I thought Id ask if anyone has a good iced chocolate recipe, possibly using the African red cocoa.
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    Re: Iced chocolate recipe

    * * A pity no-one had any ideas. *I would have been interested in this, as I like a good iced chocolate, although I have no particular ideas for recipies to submit myself.
    * * I dont make it myself, but sometimes have it at a café. *I know a place near my home that has wonderful iced chocolates with various flavours added, such as orange cinnamon, hazelnut, coconut, mint - and also chilli, although I havent tried that since I dont like hot things like chilli. *When you take a mouthful, chocolate is the first impression you get, but a few seconds later the added flavour seems to come in, cutting through the chocolate, although not obliterating it. *This is not normal "drinking chocolate", but is described as "European style".

    * * Could you please tell me where the iced coffee discussion you refer to was, as that would interest me? *(Ive been away from this forum for a while, and just come back, so I havent been following everything of this sort.)

    * * * * * * * * * * * * Regards,
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    Re: Iced chocolate recipe

    IMO the best iced chocolate drinks have to be made with a cooked chocolate mixture, and the very best are hot chocolate drinks cooled down in the fridge--so: 1 tablespoon of cocoa, 1 tablespoon of sugar, milk, heat, cool.

    If flavours are wanted, I add them to the cold drink. My preference is for a small shot of Grand Marnier. Yum.

    Greg

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    Re: Iced chocolate recipe

    Thanks Greg, that sounds tasty indeed.
    MJE, heres a link to the iced coffee discussion http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1257976896

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    Re: Iced chocolate recipe

    Quote Originally Posted by 00233A29354C0 link=1258347664/3#3 date=1261014716
    MJE, heres a link to the iced coffee discussion http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1257976896
    * * *Thanks for that - I will look through it for ideas to try out. *I think I am getting a bit jaded with the current way I make iced coffee. *(Oddly enough, I am not jaded with iced coffee I buy when eating out, and I do wonder whether this has something to do with psychology rather than any actual differences between my own iced coffee and that made by others. *Maybe theres a sense in which something made for you by someone else is a bit special and something made by yourself is ordinary.)

    * * *Meanwhile, could I ask a question about making iced chocolate? *Is it best made entirely with milk, or mostly milk, or does it work well if the fluid is primarily water, with a smaller amount of milk? *Or maybe half-and-half?
    * * *If I could draw a parallel with iced coffee, which I have been drinking for decades, I recall that, when I began, I made it with entirely milk (using just enough hot water to dissolve the instant coffee I used then). *I think this derived from my previous habit of making chocolate drinks like Milo entirely with milk, and I saw iced coffee in some ways as parallel with that.
    * * *A little later, I sometimes used mostly water or half-and-half (in iced coffee), either just to try it a different way or because milk was short at the time, but I seemed to mostly prefer it with entirely milk.
    * * *As the years went by, I found that I was preferring to use less and less milk, and I now make iced coffee with very nearly all water, and just enough milk to make it white, not black (but that small amount of milk, or cream as a substitute, is essential).
    * * *For a variety of reasons, I have never got into the habit of making iced chocolate - and I think part of the reason is uncertainty about the water/milk issue. *For some reason I have the idea that iced chocolate should be made with milk (probably stemming from my pre-iced-coffee Milo in childhood), yet Im not sure I like drinks to be too milky now. *(I do buy iced chocolate sometimes, and I dont know what proportions of water and milk they use.) *I suppose its a case of finding it difficult to think outside what Im used to, even if (as in the case of all-milk drinks) that may suit me less now than it used to.
    * * *But I would be interested in others thoughts on how much milk is best to use for iced chocolate (as against iced coffee).
    * * *Thanks.

    * * * * * * * * * * * * *Regards,
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * Michael.


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    Re: Iced chocolate recipe

    Hey MJE - at my work we keep it old school: enough ice cubes to cover the blades of the blender (two heaped scoops with a slotted spoon), enough milk - say 200 mls - to cover the ice, and around 120 ml home made chocolate syrup

    blend like crazy and pour into a milkshake cup - and viola!

    the consistency and flavour should be like that of melted icecream with no slivers of ice left and the taste should reflect this: rich and thick and creamy!

    Cheers,

    ACg

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    Re: Iced chocolate recipe

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    I just thought Id say that I have recently had iced chocolate at two different places, and they could hardly have been more different.
    One is at a place I quite often have it, and it is exquisite. I dont know exactly what they use to make it, but it is described as "European chocolate" - so maybe that is a particular style of drinking chocolate. It comes in various flavours: apart from just chocolate, they have the additional flavours orange-cinnamon, hazelnut, mint, coconut, and chilli. (I havent tried the chill.) There is also a vanilla, but it is white chocolate.
    The other was at a place where I am not going to get it again. I suspect they made it largely if not entirely with melted dark chocolate. Now I like eating dark chocolate, but it seemed to make the drink a little too sickly sweet, and I suspect melted chocolate is not the best way to make iced chocolate. One problem was the some of the chocolate hardened again on the inside edges of the glass.
    I have used cocoa powder in the past when making iced chocolate myself, but I dont know whether many shops use this to make it.

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