How to Make Chocolate with Cocoa Powder: 5 Steps

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How to Make Chocolate with Cocoa Powder: 5 Steps
How to Make Chocolate with Cocoa Powder: 5 Steps
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Making chocolate from scratch - using and processing cocoa beans - is a job best left to the professionals and those with lots of free time. And let's face it: when you want a chocolate, you don't want to wait! Be happy, the solution is here: make a chocolate with ingredients you (usually) find in the cupboard or refrigerator. These chocolates will be delicious and satisfy your need until you can go to a store to buy more!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (220 g) of cocoa powder.
  • 3/4 cups (170 g) of butter softened at room temperature.
  • 1/2 cups (100 g) of sugar (preferably refined).
  • 2/3 cups (150 ml) of milk at room temperature.
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt (optional).
  • 1 cup (235 ml) of water.

Steps

Step 1. Beat the cocoa and butter

Place them in a food processor and beat until they become a paste.

Transfer the chocolate mixture to a bowl or to the top of a double boiler

Step 2. Fill 1/4 of the pot with water

In this case, a 235 ml cup of water should suffice. Place the chocolate mixture on the top of the pan and set it to a low heat.

Let it heat up, stirring frequently. Regularly scrape the chocolate off the sides of the container with a rubber spatula so it doesn't burn or harden. When the paste is hot (but not cooked), put it back in the food processor and beat until fluffy

Step 3. Add milk and sugar

Add milk and sugar gradually, stirring constantly. Stir a lot until smooth and creamy. Taste and add more sugar and a pinch of salt if necessary.

Step 4. Place in candy or ice tins

Place in refrigerator until chocolate hardens.

Step 5. Remove and sprinkle sugar if desired

Enjoy your food!

Tips

  • Use a wooden spoon to stir the chocolate, scraping the chocolate from the bottom and bringing it up to make it creamy.
  • You can buy shapes of various shapes at party supply stores.
  • Use ice shapes to get a classic shape.
  • Don't overdo it in water so the chocolate doesn't lump.

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