Today let’s look how to properly prepare cocoa drink. In the article on how cocoa powder is made, I mention that alkali salts are added to Dutch-type cocoa to make it more soluble. But try mixing Dutch cocoa in cold milk. It will hardly work either. It is therefore better to first dissolve the cocoa in a small amount of hot or even boiling water. It dissolves in it immediately, including Natural cocoa, ie. cocoa with no alkali salts added.

After all, Natural cocoa is used in the preparation of the following two recipes, which can be recognized by the light color of cocoa, as can be seen in the glasses. Then you can add hot water, cold milk or anything else.

Classic hot variant

Pour 2 teaspoons of cocoa and (cane) sugar into the glass to taste. 

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Then pour hot to boiling water.

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Garnish with whipped cream, cocoa or crushed chocolate. And you have Cacao Volcano!

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Cold summer variant (Ice Cacao Penguino)

As with hot cocoa, pour 2 teaspoons of cocoa and (cane) sugar into the glass to taste. 

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Then pour a little hot or boiling water. It is also possible to make it with milk, but cocoa dissolves better in water.

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Now add cold milk and mix it best with ice.

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The Ice Cacao Penguino is done!

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