Monday, 21 July 2014

Sage & lemon chocolate shots

    Hyderabad is sensing an chilly climate of late.  And, due to ramzan fasting, one could find lots of mirchi bhajji & samosa stalls in evening.  I tasted few and they were awesome :) an real treat with respect to weather, isn't it?  Yet, chilly treats need not be savoury everytime, afterall, what are hot chocolate drinks for?   :)

And this time, hot chocolate shots,  is infused with sage and lemon rind for an additional herbal treat.  Sage added the pungent-ness and stood as an bittersome company with dark chocolate.  Lemon rind, beautifully attributed to flavour, and I must say that this holy combination left me completely speechless.

It is quite an surprise, as my daughter loved it, I was taken back, because though these shots were rich & creamy , their nil-sweet component would make her to resist them.  Fortunately, she liked the bitterness and rich chocolate flavour and gulped down the shots.  :)  Personally, I feel that this is an better way to introduce herbal content in her diet.  So, guys ready for shots?  :)

Preparation time:  5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Serves: 6 shots

Ingredients required

  • 75 gm of dark chocolate, chopped into tiny pieces
  • 100ml of cream (I used Amul brand)
  • 100 ml of milk
  • 1 tsp of lemon rind
  • 1 tbspn of dried sage 

To garnish
  • 1 tsp of  dried sage (finely powdered)
  • 1 tbspn of cream


Add all the ingredients(except under garnish) in an pan and bring this to heat.  Stir them and continue to heat under simmer flame, till chocolate dissolves completely.  Switch off the flame and let them stand (for flavours to  infuse), for five more minutes.  After this, strain them, pour into individual glasses, garnish and serve warm.

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