This afternoon and like most weekends, it got to that time of day where I was staring at my cupboard and wondering what I could come up with, with random ingredients.
Eureka, there was cardamom!
Since attending Ballymaloe Cookery School, I’ve had a mild obsession with this nifty spice, and so it only was natural that I would team it with something else I loved: decent, luxurious, chocolate!
I’m pretty sure we all have a favourite cup for tea or hot chocolate, so when I say one cup of milk here, I mean as much as you can fit in your average cuppa.
Let me know if you give this a go – I really enjoyed tasting it!
2 tbp of quality chocolate like Valrhona or Callebaut*
1 tsp cardamom seeds
1 tsp vanilla sugar OR 1/2 tsp of vanilla
1 cup of milk
- Tip all of your ingredients into a small pot and place under a medium-low heat – this is pretty important because you don’t want any of your milk to burn. If you bring your milk to a boil it will form a skin.
- Keep whisking throughout the entire process and make sure that all of the chocolate melts and incorporates itself into the milk. Stir until smooth.
- Remove from the heat and sieve the drink into your cup to remove the cardamom seeds.
- Drink away!
*If you only have powdered chocolate, just use two heaped spoonfuls of that. Use chocolate that you can afford!