One of the best parts of working in an international market like Jungle Jim’s is getting the opportunity to meet people from around the world and having them share bits of their lives with you. Which is exactly how we got this recipe for traditional Colombian hot chocolate; Caesar, from International Foods, shared with us how his family makes this delicious (seriously, it is so good) drink!
Hot chocolate is a staple in every Colombian home, and it’s made with Colombian chocolate, making it more rich and less sweet than what we’re used to seeing in America.
This drink is best served in smaller cups, since it’s so incredibly rich! Try topping it with some fresh whipped cream, or for a more authentic flair, queso fresco. Now, we know what you’re thinking; cheese in my hot chocolate? No thanks! But the salty flavors mix perfectly with the rich sweetness of the hot chocolate.
We know what we’ll be drinking when the temperatures dip back down this weekend!
(Thank you to Caeser for your expertise in writing this article, and to the Cooking School at Jungle Jim’s for helping with the preparation.)