It's perfect. Just got back from Barcelona and tasting this is a little bit like being there.
Barcelona Hot Chocolate
The combination of hot chocolate and espresso is enjoyed in Spain and throughout Europe. This version shows off the chocolate with a hint of orange and isn't as sweet as traditional American-style cocoa drinks.
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Total: 15 Minutes
- Calories: 177
- Calories from fat: 27%
- Fat: 5.4g
- Saturated fat: 3.1g
- Monounsaturated fat: 1.7g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g
- Protein: 4.4g
- Carbohydrate: 32g
- Fiber: 1.9g
- Cholesterol: 3mg
- Iron: 1.4mg
- Sodium: 62mg
- Calcium: 126mg
- 2/3 cup boiling water
- 2 ounces good-quality dark or bittersweet (60 to 70 percent cocoa) chocolate, finely chopped
- 1 1/3 cups 1% low-fat milk
- 1 cup brewed espresso or strong coffee
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 2-inch piece orange rind strip
- 1/4 cup frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed
- Cocoa powder (optional)
- Combine 2/3 cup boiling water and chopped chocolate in a medium saucepan, stirring until chocolate melts. Add milk and next 4 ingredients (through rind); cook over medium-low heat, stirring with a whisk. Heat 5 minutes or until tiny bubbles form around edge of pan, stirring frequently (do not boil). Discard rind. Pour 1 cup mixture into each of 4 mugs. Spoon 1 tablespoon whipped topping over each serving. Dust with cocoa powder, if desired.
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