West African Hot Chocolate

West African Cuisine consists of a diverse range of food depending on the lifestyle and is split in between 16 countries . As compared to North African cuisine , spices plays an important role in the cooking . It is believed that west Africans ate far more vegetables and much less meat in the past but nowadays it is heavier in meats . Read more about West African Cuisine here.

For the final day of first week of BM#36 , this is my entry under African Cuisine . This is a hot beverage popularly known as West African Hot Chocolate and the recipe is adapted from here .Addition of rum added was great . Like the taste of Eggless Lamingtons , Kenyan Curried Cabbage and Koriander Salad ,  I must say I did enjoy my African food series . So let’s start the recipe . Yum


500 ml milk
100 gram dark chocolate
2 teaspoon honey
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 cinnamon stick
2 teaspoon dark rum

Pour the milk , chocolate in a pan along with the honey, sugar and cinnamon stick.

Cook and stir gently until the chocolate melts. Add the vanilla and rum.

Remove the cinnamon stick before serving in two large mugs.


Serve-2. Cooking time-15 minutes

Note:Extra sugar can be added to taste. You may skip rum if you wished to.

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Sapana Behl

14 comments on “West African Hot Chocolate”

  1. lovely lovely drink Sapana ! Wishing you a great year ahead !

  2. much needed for this weather..

  3. coffee with biscuits!! yumm.. I am a big fan of coffee. Would try this very soon.

  4. Hot chocolate looks awesome 🙂 Thanks for sharing

  5. Pavani N says:

    That is such a flavor packed mug of hot chocolate. Love your mug with the doggie peeking out.

  6. Boozy chocolate drink! ! Looks inviting!

  7. Monu Teena says:

    Looks too good 😉 best for winters.. i must say 🙂 thanks for sharing sapana 🙂

  8. Srivalli says:

    Enjoyed your series Sapana, very nice drink..chocolate anytime is favorite!

  9. Saras says:

    Lovely drink dear!! looks fantastic..

  10. this is very much like the hot chocolate we drink in the caribbean but I like the addition of the rum

  11. Wouldn't mind a cup of this hot chocolaty coffee sans rum.

  12. Hot chocolate sounds so good in this cold weather.

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