This variation on peanut butter hot cocoa is taken a step further by adding a touch of yellow curry to give it a little kick. I’m calling this Thai Spice Hot Cocoa, since the inspiration for the recipe was a yellow curry recipe I developed when I first started to learn how to cook Thai food.
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 5minutes
Total Time 10minutes
Author Stephanie Stiavetti
2/3cupcreamy peanut butter
1teaspoonyellow curry powder
In a small saucepan, heat milk and heavy cream over medium-low heat. Bring the milk to just 165°F (73°C), or until you see bubbles begin to appear around the edge of the pan. Remove from heat. Do NOT bring to a full boil, or the milk will taste burnt.
Pour in salt and chopped chocolate, stirring constantly until chocolate is completely melted into the milk.
In a small bowl, mix peanut butter, yellow curry powder, and ground ginger until you’ve got a smooth paste with no lumps. Add peanut butter to chocolate milk and return the saucepan to a low heat. Stir constantly until the peanut butter is incorporated into the milk. If you have some lumps of peanut butter that simply won’t melt, run the cocoa through a blender and reheat before serving.