April 24, 2014

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Chocolate Tea is the Jamaican version of what’s better known in other parts of the world as hot chocolate. This recipe uses all-natural ingredients and there’s nothing like the authentic taste of real chocolate. The smoky flavour of raw chocolate balanced with creamy sweetness is comforting to me. In Jamaica chocolate  tea is usually enjoyed at breakfast time, but if your live in a cold climate it’s perfect for enjoying near a fireplace any time of day. The grated chocolate won’t dissolve completely and will separate if not stirred. So sip and stir… sip and stir. Yummy!

 
Ingredients

2 cups Water
2 cups Milk
1 Cinnamon Stick
1 Pimento Leaf (or 5 Pimento Berries)
1 pinch Ground Nutmeg
3/4 cup Raw Chocolate, grated
2 pinches Salt
1/3 cup Condensed Milk, or sweeten to taste

 

Method

1. Combine water and milk in a medium-size saucepan
2. Add  cinnamon stick, pimento, nutmeg and chocolate and bring to a boil, stirring for 5 minutes
3. Stir in salt and lower heat to a simmer; stir in condensed milk to sweeten
4. Remove cinnamon stick and pimento
5. Pour chocolate tea into mugs using a small strainer

Enjoy! Serves 4

 
 

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Fay

I’ve been cooking Jamaican food for my family for more than 50 years! Now I'm teaching my daughter Angela and you how to cook my treasured family recipes! I'm happy to be of service and love hearing from you so don't forget to leave a comment below.

Fay

12 Comments

  • Reply
    Ceil Tulloch
    January 20, 2013

    Warm greetings Miss Fay,

    Nuff thanks for this recipe! I’ve always wanted to try my hand at making
    Chocolate Tea but didn’t know how to do it. It’s getting quite chilly here and
    I have a bag of raw chocolate that I had brought with me, so I’m going to
    put it to good use shortly by trying your recipe. Will let you know how I fare.

    Continue to Walk good,
    Ceil

  • Reply
    Pendo
    January 21, 2013

    What do you mean by raw chocolate? Is is chocolate bars or cocoa beans?

  • Reply
    Khalia
    January 21, 2013

    Thanks so much Miss Fay
    Now I just need to find the raw chocolate. :-)

    • Reply
      Onnie
      January 24, 2013

      Thanks for sharing Miss Fay,

      I am looking forward to trying this recipe. God bless!

  • Reply
    January 25, 2013

    Thanks for sharing. I enjoy your videos and find your site very inviting and pleasant. Well done.

  • Reply
    colette
    February 14, 2013

    COULD UNSWEETENED COCOA BE USED IN THIS? MY MOTHER IS PANAMANIAN AND MADE HER HOTCHOCOLATE CLOSE TO THE WAY YOU HAVE PREPARED YOURS AND USED UNSWEETENED COCOA.

    • Reply Cook Like A Jamaican
      Cook Like A Jamaican
      February 19, 2013

      Hi Colette,
      The raw chocolate is basically unsweetened cocoa. But if you’re using something from a can it may have other ingredients, like salt. It will still taste so much nicer than chocolate tea made with sweetened processed cocoa powder. Blessings, Fay

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    Jan
    March 7, 2013

    My new Mother-in-law just made this for me and it was absolutely wonderful. She brought the ingredients from Jamaica & left it her for me to try. Thank goodness for you Fay, love the website & stay blessed..

  • Reply
    Al
    June 10, 2013

    If I make enough to serve four, how can I store the rest of it to drink throughout the week? After I boil up some choco tea and cool it and then fridge it, how long can the choco tea stay delicious? Thank you!

    • Reply Cook Like A Jamaican
      Cook Like A Jamaican
      June 11, 2013

      Honestly, usually I make enough to drink right away, but you can store it in the fridge for a day or so and warm it when you want more. Blessings

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