Written By Cynthia Annett-Hynes Recipes Apr 8, 2011 Solstice Cafe’s Hot Chocolate made with Denman Island Chocolate SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestGood equipment is important. We use 70% cocoa, organic chocolate from Denman Island Chocolates. it must be melted slowly in a heavy pot to prevent burning. We use a ceramic lined cast iron pot, but anything with a thick base should be okay. The next most important and only other ingredient is milk. We use organic whole milk. Alternatively, soy milk, rice milk, and almond milk are all available at Solstice, with the homemade almond milk being our favourite as the flavours pair very well together. We add a scoop of melted chocolate (3 – 6 tbsp, depending on taste) into a cup or so of milk and steam it with our espresso machine (it’s very difficult to blend completely without a good steamer). For an extra treat, top it with whip cream (unsweetened and organic) and chocolate shavings (same great chocolate as above).We also serve a Mayan Hot Chocolate,” which is the same as above, but with a teaspoon of hot chili oil added before steaming, and cinnamon and nutmeg sprinkled on top instead of whip cream and chocolate shavings.About Solstice Cafe“Solstice café came about as the fulfillment of a dream and as such embodies the spirit of its creator, David Cardinal. David chooses to sell only organic, fair-trade coffee and tea, made with organic sugar, chocolate, dairy and soy milk and light lunches and snacks made with organic and/or locally grown and produced foods; in making these choices David strives to help protect the environment and stimulate growth on the island.The cafe is also being used to showcase local musical talent, improv theatre, poetry readings and as a space for philosophy cafe. The walls of the cafe are used as a gallery to display the works of local photographers both amateur and professional.Come in, relax and help us change the world for the better, one coffee at a time!”Click here to visit Solstice Cafe online.beverageDrinksRecipes SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Cynthia Annett-Hynes ... Read More You may also like Food / How to Cook / Main course / Recipes November 2, 2021 French Quiche—Revised Our apologies for an omission in this recipe in the Dec|Jan issue. In the instructions for making the filling, we neglected to add the milk to the ... Read More Food / Recipes October 25, 2021 Sopa Paella Try the iconic Valencian dish as a hearty fall soup brimming with seafood and chorizo. We were going through a heat wave in Victoria when I ... Read More Food / Recipes October 25, 2021 It’s a Pancake Day! That crisp edge in the fall air stirs up a craving for comfort that sometimes only a stack of hot pancakes can deliver. So get your cast-iron pan ... Read More Breads / Food / How to Cook / Recipes July 13, 2021 Rosemary and Feta Potato Loaf A delicious homemade bread is always a welcome treat that can really set the mood for a good day. This is an approachable recipe to bring to holiday ... Read More Food / How to Cook / Recipes May 7, 2021 Halibut Stock Halibut Stock Did you know halibut bones make the most delicate yet flavourful stock imaginable? Ask your fish department to set aside the bones ... Read More Kitchen Tools / Must Have / Recipes November 27, 2020 Wood Oven Envy — Tips, Recipes, Links Some tips on cooking with wood in an outdoor oven, recipes, and links to the wood ovens mentioned in our article Dec|Jan 2020-2021 Tips on Cooking ... Read More Comments are closed.