Blue Corn Hot Cocoa

Made by TCHO Pro Russell Jackson

"I'm intrigued by the way TCHO works closely with cocoa farmers who are growing the actual product that makes chocolate and practice good ethics. It’s important to me to work with vendors who are transparent and are serious about quality."

— Russell Jackson

Tools

For Casserol Method:
Casserol Dish
Strainer
Microplace/Zester
Mug

For Thermal Immersion Circulator Method:
Glass Jar
Cambro/Stainless Steel Pot
Strainer
Mug

Cooking Time

2.5 Hours
Makes 4 Servings

Ingredients

Directions

To cook in a Heavy Bottom Casserole with Lid:
  1. Set the oven to 350ºF.
  2. Add all ingredients to casserole dish, Close the lid and cook for 1 hour, stirring at the 30min mark with whisk
  3. Remove from oven, Carefully open the lid of the casserole allowing the steam to escape.
  4. Pour the liquid through a strainer to remove the solids for a smooth texture.
  5. TCHO Pro Tip:  For added flavor, you can add 2 Tablespoons of Vietnamese cinnamon or a dash of orange zest.
  6. Pour into a mug, top it off with your favorite whipped cream, a dash of cocoa nibs or chocolate shavings and enjoy!

*If you are making the hot cocoa cocktail, add the apple brandy to the mixture.

To cook in a Thermal Immersion Circulator:
  1. Place sugar, corn meal, oat milk (or milk), TCHO Hawt Chocolate, and salt into a glass jar with a lid.
  2. Pour water into a cambro (or stainless steel pot) along with the circulator and heat the water to 185F.
  3. Place the jar in the cambro with the lid loosely on the jar allowing the ingredients to mix together for 2 hours.
  4. Carefully remove the jar from the cambro (using oven mitts or a heat protected towel) and strain the liquid to remove the cornmeal texture.
  5. TCHO Pro Tip:  For added flavor, you can add 2 T of Vietnamese cinnamon or a dash of orange zest.
  6. Pour into a mug, top it off with your favorite whipped cream, a dash of cocoa nibs or chocolate shavings and enjoy!

*If you are making the hot cocoa cocktail, add the apple brandy to the mixture.