Coffee is a brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans, which are the seeds of berries from the Coffea plant. The genus Coffea is native to tropical Africa (specifically having its origin in Ethiopia and Sudan) and Madagascar, the Comoros, Mauritius, and Réunion in the Indian Ocean. The plant was exported from Africa to Arabia and to countries around the world. Coffee plants are now cultivated in over 70 countries, primarily in the equatorial regions of the Americas, Southeast Asia, India, and Africa. Lets mynutrisi talk about the benefits of hot chocolates.
Benefits of Coffee Despite of Its Pleasing Aroma
- According to a study conducted at Cornell University, the antioxidant concentration in hot cocoa is almost twice as strong as red wine. Cocoa concentration is two to three times stronger than green tea and four to five times stronger than black tea.
- Professor Chang Yong Lee, Cornell’s research leader, added that “hot” in “hot chocolate” is important too. More antioxidants are removed when they are heated.
So now, what are you waiting anymore? Lets take a cup of hot cocoa for your health.
How to Make the Best Homemade Hot Chocolate
Forget about heading to Starbucks for coffee fix and make your own caramel Frappuccino at home! Frappuccinos is one of the reasons we love summer! To make caramel Frappuccinos, just add all the ingredients in the blender and blend. A heavy duty blender or an ice blender would be great for Frappuccinos. This is the best Hot Chocolate recipe by Eugenie Kitchen.
Special Recipes of Delicious Hot Chocolates :
- 1 cup large ice cubes
- 2 shots espresso, cooled (or ⅓ cup strongly brewed coffee, cooled)
- ½ cup milk, cold
- 1 tablespoon caramel sauce
- 3 tablespoons caramel syrup (45ml)
- Xanthan gum, optional
- Whipped cream
- Caramel sauce
- * When large ice cubes are used, there will be less than 10 cubes for each drink.
- In a blender, add in 1 cup of large ice cubes and 2 shots of espresso. You can also use ⅓ cup of strongly brewed coffee. If you use Nespresso capsules like me, I recommend that you use capsules of mild intensity. Then ½ cup of cold milk, any milk as you want. Add in 1 tablespoon of caramel sauce. And add in 3 tablespoons of caramel syrup depending on your preference. Then add in just a pinch of xanthan gum, which is optional. Actually these days I use Xanthan gum quite frequently because it is also used in milkshake, ice cream, and gluten-free cooking for better texture.
- Pulse and blend. It should take about 30 seconds.
- For finishing touch, top with whipped cream and drizzle homemade caramel sauce.