XOCOLATL Recipes, Chapter 9: Chocolate Beverages

XOCOLATL Recipes, Chapter 9: Chocolate Beverages

Chapter 9: Chocolate Beverages

If you're a fan of chocolate, you're in luck! In this chapter, we'll explore a variety of delicious and decadent chocolate beverages that will satisfy any chocolate lover's cravings.

  1. Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate is a classic and beloved chocolate beverage. There are many variations of hot chocolate, from traditional and simple to complex and gourmet. For a basic hot chocolate recipe, all you need is cocoa powder, sugar, milk, and a pinch of salt. Simply mix the cocoa powder, sugar, and salt in a saucepan, add milk, and heat until steaming. Top with whipped cream or marshmallows for an extra indulgent treat. For a more gourmet hot chocolate, try adding different flavors such as vanilla, cinnamon, or even chili powder for a spicy twist.

  1. Chocolate Milkshake

A chocolate milkshake is a perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day. To make a classic chocolate milkshake, blend together vanilla ice cream, milk, and chocolate syrup until smooth. For a healthier option, you can use frozen bananas and cocoa powder instead of ice cream and syrup. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate chips for an extra special treat.

  1. Chocolate Martini

For the adults in the room, a chocolate martini is a sophisticated and indulgent treat. To make a chocolate martini, mix together vodka, chocolate liqueur, and cream in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a chocolate-covered strawberry or a sprinkle of cocoa powder for an elegant touch.

  1. Chocolate Espresso

If you're in need of a pick-me-up, a chocolate espresso is a perfect option. To make a chocolate espresso, simply add a shot of chocolate syrup or melted chocolate to your espresso shot. Top with steamed milk and whipped cream for a rich and delicious drink.

  1. Chocolate Smoothie

For a healthier chocolate option, a chocolate smoothie is a great choice. To make a chocolate smoothie, blend together frozen bananas, almond milk, cocoa powder, and a sweetener such as honey or dates. Add a handful of spinach or kale for an extra boost of nutrients. This is a great way to satisfy your chocolate cravings while also getting in some essential nutrients.

In conclusion, this chapter offers a variety of chocolate beverages to suit every taste and occasion. Whether you're looking for a comforting classic like hot chocolate, a decadent treat like a chocolate milkshake or chocolate martini, or a healthier option like a chocolate smoothie, there's something for everyone. So, go ahead and indulge in some of these delicious chocolate beverages – you deserve it!

Recipe 1: Hot Chocolate


  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the milk over medium heat until it begins to steam.
  2. Whisk in the cocoa powder, sugar, and salt until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Continue to cook the mixture, whisking occasionally, until it comes to a gentle simmer.
  4. Remove from heat and whisk in the vanilla extract.
  5. Serve hot and enjoy!

Recipe 2: Chocolate Milkshake


  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup chocolate syrup
  • Whipped cream (optional)


  1. In a blender, combine the vanilla ice cream, whole milk, and chocolate syrup.
  2. Blend on high until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour into a tall glass and top with whipped cream, if desired.
  4. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Recipe 3: Chocolate Martini


  • 2 oz chocolate liqueur
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz cream or half-and-half
  • Chocolate shavings (for garnish)


  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Add the chocolate liqueur, vodka, and cream.
  3. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds.
  4. Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass.
  5. Garnish with chocolate shavings.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe 4: Chocolate Espresso


  • 1 shot of espresso
  • 1 ounce of dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream and chocolate shavings for topping


  1. In a small saucepan, heat the milk over medium heat until it starts to steam.
  2. Add the chopped chocolate to the saucepan and whisk until it's fully melted and combined with the milk.
  3. Add the vanilla extract and espresso shot to the saucepan and stir until fully combined.
  4. Pour the mixture into a mug and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

Recipe 5: Chocolate Smoothie


  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon of honey or agave nectar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of ice cubes


  1. In a blender, add the banana, almond milk, cocoa powder, honey or agave nectar, and vanilla extract. Blend until smooth.
  2. Add the ice cubes to the blender and blend until the mixture is thick and smooth.
  3. Pour the smoothie into a glass and serve immediately.
Back to blog

Leave a comment