Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, there’s so many things that we can actually talk about this delicious dessert but for Christmastime let’s focus on one of our favorite ways of enjoying it – hot chocolate. I gathered some images taken in Spain which best showcase this popular holiday drink.
When people talk about Spain, generally what they imagine are the beaches, sunny holidays, festive night outs and savory meals. However, you wouldn’t automatically associate it with chocolate.
With the discovery of America in 1492, Europe became aware of an assortment of new products, one of which was chocolate. Once people started selling it in Europe, chocolate consumption was all the rage and along came the many ways of how to enjoy it – like hot chocolate.
These winter months, a lot of people prefer to stay at home, wrap themselves up in warm blankets and just stay cozy but here in Spain, we still enjoy going out as we can have our “chocolate a la taza” practically in any snack bar or restaurant. I actually took photos of hot chocolate in different locations here in Spain. There were those that I took in A Guarda (Galicia, Spain), an art cafe that was put up in an old wool shop but is now a cool hangout with music, lovely decorations, and various exhibits being held from time to time.
But for those who want to enjoy it in the privacy of their own home, a little bit of shopping at the supermarket is all that they need to do to whip up this delicious drink.
Let me share with you my own hot chocolate recipe:
• 2 chocolate pills (these make the hot chocolate extra special)
• 200 ml of milk
• 50 ml of cream
First you boil the milk then add the cream and then the chocolate. Continue to stir it until it comes to a boil then let it rest, after that you now have your marvelous hot chocolate! Happy holidays!