Our Azteca is Cacao Sampaka´s most iconic hot chocolate. It is intense with an unexpected twist in the form of a pinch of allspice and cayenne. The spices seamlessly integrate with the chocolate, adding complexity and a very special touch. We were pioneers in making these flavorful combinations, a nod to the liquid cocoa preparations made by native Mesoamerican cultures. Many have come afterwards, but this is the original, since 1999.
The chocolate comes in "flakes", making it easier to dose and melt. Preparing it is fairly simple (recipe for 5 generous cups):
1. Heat 1l of milk or water until it reaches a high temperature, but without boiling.
2. Pour the 350g of chocolate and stir until it thickens and acquires its characteristic shine. The resulting hot chocolate is dense and succulent. For a lighter version, simply lower the proportion of chocolate.
3. Drink at will.
PS: for maximum hedonism, top the chocolate with homemade whipped cream and sprinkle generously our cocoa powder on it. Hard to beat.