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Smooth, Rich & Decadent
Cocoa Recipes -
Hot & Chilled

Smooth, Rich & Decadent Cocoa Recipes -  Hot & Chilled

Recipes & Crafts

Pure Decadence Gourmet Cocoa by the cup is just the beginning—there are so many delicious ways to enjoy the most superlative hot cocoa imaginable! We wanted to share a few of our favorite recipes with you. Read on for some savory treats or experiment on your own. We always welcome new recipes and would love to hear about your favorites! Please submit them to us using our online information form. Also try Gourmet Cocoa Mix sprinkled dry over ice cream, as a substitute in your baked breads and desserts, as a dusting for buttered toast, mixed into plain yogurt or whipped cream cheese for a quick and tasty fruit dip, a teaspoon or two mixed into your morning coffee...the list is endless - ENJOY!

  • Hot Drinks
  • Iced & Frozen Drinks
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  • Desserts

    Hot Drinks

    Whether you need to chase away the winter chills or simply want to relax with a good book, these warm drinks are sure to hit the spot!

    Perfect Gourmet Hot Cocoa

    6 oz. water or milk 3 tbsp. Pure Decadence Gourmet Rich Dark Chocolate Cocoa

    For the best hot cocoa you've ever had, add three heaping tablespoons to 6 oz. of hot water and stir well. For a creamier taste, add cocoa to hot milk.

    Simply Mocha

    1 cup hot, fresh coffee 1 tbsp. Pure Decadence Gourmet Rich Dark Chocolate Cocoa

    For a coffeehouse treat in your own home, combine 1 tablespoon of Pure Decadence Gourmet Rich Dark Chocolate Cocoa with a freshly brewed cup of coffee. Add a touch (or more) of whipped cream as your topping. For an extra kick, swap the coffee for espresso and milk.

    Brazilian Mocha

    1 cup hot, fresh coffee 1 oz. cream 1 t Pure Decadence Gourmet Rich Dark Chocolate Cocoa

    1 dash cinnamon powder

    Spice up your coffee routine with a little cinnamon! Mix together coffee, cream, cocoa, and cinnamon for an exotic drink. Top it off with a little whipped cream and stir with a cinnamon stick for some added decadence.

    Mayan Hot Chocolate

    2 cups boiling water 1 chile pepper, cut in half, seeds removed (with gloves) 5 cups light cream or whole or nonfat milk 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise 1 to 2 cinnamon sticks 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate or 3 tablets Mexican chocolate, cut into 1/4" pieces 2 tablespoons sugar or honey, or to taste 1 tablespoon almonds or hazelnuts, ground extra fine Whipped cream

    In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add chile pepper to boiling water. Cook until liquid is reduced to 1 cup. Remove chile pepper; strain water and set aside.

    In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine cream or milk, vanilla bean and cinnamon stick until bubbles appear around the edge. Reduce heat to low; add chocolate and sugar or honey; whisk occasionally until chocolate is melted and sugar dissolves. Turn off heat; remove vanilla bean and cinnamon stick. Add chile-infused water, a little at a time, tasting to make sure the flavor isn't too strong. If chocolate is too thick, thin with a little more milk.

    Iced and Frozen Drinks

    As warm weather approaches, chill out with these cool cocoa concoctions!

    Iced Island Mocha

    2 tbsp. Pure Decadence Gourmet Rich Dark Chocolate Cocoa 1 shot of espresso 4 oz. steamed milk

    Imagine yourself relaxing in a hammock somewhere in the tropics with this cool treat. Add 2 tablespoons of Pure Decadence Gourmet Rich Dark Chocolate Cocoa to cold espresso and steamed milk. Serve in a tall glass filled with ice.

    Milkshake Mocha

    2 tbsp. Pure Decadence Gourmet Rich Dark Chocolate Cocoa 4 oz. coffee 4-6 oz. of ice

    Combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth. For a little extra flavor, pour your drink into a glass and drizzle chocolate or caramel syrup over it.

    The Original 'Cocoachino'

    5 tsp. heaping any flavor Pure Decadence Gourmet Cocoa Mix 4 oz. hot water 2 oz. milk or 1 scoop ice cream 1 cup ice cubes 1 oz. whipped cream (optional)

    Stir cocoa and water together until dissolved. Place in blender with milk and ice. Blend until thick and creamy, adding more milk as needed to achieve desired thickness. Pour into glass and garnish with whipped cream.

    Chocolate-Covered Banana Shake

    1 banana 8 oz. of ice 8 oz. of milk 3 tbsp. Pure Decadence Gourmet Rich Dark Chocolate Cocoa

    Your daily serving of fruit isn't hard to swallow when you douse it with chocolate! Combine the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Top off with chocolate sprinkles for added fun.

    Liqueur Drinks

    For parties you'll find that a carafe of our finest hot cocoa and a selection of fine liqueurs will allow for an unlimited number of combinations! Please be of legal age and as always, drink responsibly.

    Chocolate Almond (or Hazelnut) Coffee Liqueur

    8 oz. cup Pure Decadence Gourmet Rich Dark Chocolate Cocoa 1 tbsp. hazelnut or almond syrup 1 tbsp. coffee liqueur

    First, prepare an 8 oz. cup of cocoa. Then add the flavored syrup and liqueur. To add to the festivity, hang a small peppermint candy cane on the inside of the cup.

    Cocoa Colada

    1.5 oz. Light Rum 0.25 oz. Kahlua 1.5 oz. Milk 1 tsp. Pure Decadence Gourmet Rich Dark Chocolate Cocoa 0.5 oz. Creme de Coconut

    Pour all ingredients into a blender. Blend well at high speed. Pour drink into a Collins glass and garnish with chocolate shavings and a maraschino cherry.

    Café Glacé

    1 jigger coffee 1 jigger brandy 2 jiggers Pure Decadence Gourmet Rich Dark Chocolate Cocoa 1 pint vanilla ice cream

    Here's a coffee concoction rumored to have originated from a quaint Maracaibo Bar in Venezuela. Place ingredients in a blender and mix on high until smooth. Serves 2 to 4.

    Mocha Marvel with Raspberry Schnapps

    Pure Decadence Gourmet White Chocolate Wonder and a coffee liqueur Pure Decadence Gourmet Rich Dark Chocolate with an Irish Cream and Irish Whiskey Butter Rum-m-m with a bit of brandy Pure Decadence Gourmet Raspberry Revel and Creme de Cacao


    When an ordinary batch of cookies won't do, please your palate with these decadent desserts.

    Sinfully Decadent Chocolate Sauce

    1/2 cup any flavor Pure Decadence Gourmet Gourmet Cocoa Mix 4 tbsp. hot water

    Stir cocoa and water together until thick and creamy. Add more water as needed to achieve the desired consistency. Serve warm drizzled over ice cream, fruit pie or pound cake. For a crunchy treat, stir in granola as a topping over fresh fruit.

    Cocoa Brownies

    Soft butter, for greasing the pan Flour, for dusting the buttered pan 4 large eggs 1 cup sugar, sifted 1 cup brown sugar, sifted 8 oz. melted butter 1 1/4 cups Pure Decadence Gourmet Rich Dark Chocolate Cocoa 2 tsp. vanilla extract 1/2 cup flour, sifted 1/2 tsp. kosher salt

    Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Butter and flour an 8-inch square pan. In a mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat the eggs at medium speed until fluffy and light yellow. Add both sugars. Add remaining ingredients, and mix to combine. Pour the batter into a greased and floured 8-inch square pan and bake for 45 minutes. Check for doneness with the tried-and-true toothpick method: a toothpick inserted into the center of the pan should come out clean. When it's done, remove to a rack to cool. Resist the temptation to cut into it until it's mostly cool.

    Doubly Chocolaty Nutty Brownies

    1/2 cup Pure Decadence Gourmet White Chocolate Wonder Cocoa 1/3 cup Pure Decadence Gourmet Rich Dark Chocolate Cocoa

    1/2 cup sugar 1/3 cup melted butter 2 unbeaten eggs 1/4 tsp. salt 3/4 cup flour 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. vanilla 1 cup chopped pecans (optional)

    Combine sugar and both cocoas in bowl. Add butter and mix well. Stir in eggs. Sift together flour, salt and baking powder and add to batter. Add vanilla then beat until smooth. Fold in nuts. Spread batter into greased 8x8 pan and bake for 25 min. at 350o F.

    Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache

    1 lb. bittersweet chocolate 6 oz. heavy cream 5 tbsp. butter 1/4 cup Pure Decadence Gourmet Rich Dark Chocolate Cocoa 1/4 cup corn syrup 4 tbsp. vanilla extract

    Melt the chocolate whatever way you like (microwave or bain maire) to 104o F (40o C). In a bowl, combine the corn syrup, cocoa powder and vanilla, and mix until uniform. Add a little cream at a time to thin the cocoa/corn syrup mix. Add butter and mix thoroughly. Add chocolate 1/3 at a time, mixing thoroughly each time. If you want to make truffles out of this ganache without dipping them, add a little more chocolate, up to 2 oz. Roll and roll in cocoa powder until they are firm enough to hold up unrefrigerated for your special event. A rule of thumb when making ganache is add 1/3 liquid to 2/3 chocolate to make sure it will set. Every ingredient will vary, and vary again when using white or milk chocolate. Be comfortable and adventurous. Do whatever you like!

    Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes

    Cake batter: 1 cup flour 1/2 cup sugar 3 tbsp. Pure Decadence Gourmet Rich Dark Chocolate Cocoa 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 tsp. white vinegar Cream cheese filling: 4 oz. 125 g cream cheese 1/3 cup sugar 1 egg Topping: 6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips

    Beat the cream cheese, sugar and egg until light and fluffy. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350o F (180o C). Use cupcake papers to line muffin tin or lightly grease with butter or shortening. Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, and baking soda in a medium bowl until well mixed. In another bowl, mix the water, oil and vinegar until just combined. Add to dry ingredients, mixing until well blended. Fill muffin tins just 1/3 full with the batter. Top with a tablespoon full of the cream cheese filling. Sprinkle with semi-sweet chocolate bits. Bake for 20 minutes. Cool muffin tin on wire rack for a 5 to 10 minutes. Then remove cupcakes from tin to rack to cool completely. Makes 12 cupcakes.

    Easy Chocolate Cake

    3 cups flour 11/2 cups sugar pinch salt 2 teaspoons baking soda 10 level tablespoons of Pure Decadence Rich Dark Chocolate cocoa mix 2 teaspoons vanilla 3/4 cup salad oil 2 tablespoons vinegar 2 cups cold water

    Sift dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix with a large spoon until smooth. Spoon into a greased and floured 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350o for 30 minutes.

    Pudding Cake

    1 cup flour 3/4 cup granulated Sugar 3 tablespoons Pure Decadence Gourmet Rich Dark Cocoa mix 2 teaspoons baking Powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup milk 2 tablespoons vegetable Oil 1 teaspoon vanilla 3/4 cup brown Sugar 1/4 cup Pure Decadence Gourmet Raspberry Revel Cocoa mix 1 3/4 cups boiling water

    Heat oven to 350o. In a mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar, 3 tablespoons cocoa, baking powder and salt. With a fork, mix in milk, oil and vanilla. Spread the batter evenly in a lightly buttered 9-inch square baking pan. Combine brown sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa; sprinkle over the batter. Slowly pour boiling hot water over the batter and brown sugar-cocoa mixture. Bake chocolate pudding cake for 40 minutes. Let chocolate pudding cake stand for 5 minutes. Spoon into dessert dishes or cut into squares. Top chocolate pudding cake with ice cream or whipped topping.

    Chocolate Syrup

    1/2 cup Pure Decadence Gourmet Rich Dark Chocolate Cocoa 1 cup sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 cup boiling water 1 teaspoon vanilla Combine cocoa, sugar and salt in saucepan. Add water gradually until mixture is smooth. Cook over medium heat, stirring until mixture comes to a boil. Boil 1 minute without stirring. Remove from heat; cool. When cool, stir in vanilla.

    Decadent Rich Dark Chocolate Pudding

    2 cups milk 1/2 cup sugar 1/3 cup Pure Decademt Gourmet Rich Dark Chocolate Cocoa mix 3 Tablespoons cornstarch 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

    Using a microwave safe bowl, blend sugar, cocoa and cornstarch with a spoon until dry lumps disappear. Blend in milk with dry mixture. Microwave 3 minutes on high. Stir pudding as needed. Cook at one minute intervals until pudding is thick. Blend in vanilla.

    Create your own pudding flavors by replacing the Pure Decademt Gourmet Rich Dark Chocolate Cocoa with any other Pure Decadence Gourmet flavor. Raspberry Revel pudding will taste amazing too!!!!!! Wow, Chai Spice pudding - give it a try!

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