So, you’ve just returned from a cobweb-clearing walk and crave a steaming mug of something indulgent to sip as you thaw out. Time to try our deliciously quick and easy CRU spiced Mexican Hot Chocolate, made even merrier with two shots of CRU Intense Roast Espresso and a splash of Mezcal. It’s the perfect way to get you right through to Christmas and beyond.
Check out our video for a step-by-step guide on how to get it spot on.
100g dark chocolate
2 shots of CRU Intense Roast Espresso
200ml water or milk
2 pinches of Ancho chilli powder
Whipped double cream for the garnish.
1. Chop the dark chocolate and place it in a saucepan.
2. Add two shots of CRU Intense Roast Espresso.
3. Then mix in 200ml of water or milk and then place the saucepan on the stove over a gentle heat, stirring constantly until all the chocolate is incorporated. And make sure the mixture doesn’t boil.
4. Once all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed together, take the saucepan off the heat.
5. Add the Mezcal. (For a non-alcoholic version of this delicious hot chocolate, simply leave this step out.)
6. Sprinkle in two pinches of Ancho chilli powder and mix it all together.
7. It’s ready to serve! Divide the hot chocolate between your mugs and top off with a nice generous dollop of whipped double cream.
8. Finally, add a pinch or two of chilli for an extra kick.
Of course, it’s just as delicious without the Mezcal and go as easy on the chilli as you like. Then repeat. Often. It’s a real crowd pleaser.
Join the merrymaking…
Remember to share the love by posting your festive images on social media with #CRUMOMENTS and tag us @crukafe. Whether it’s a photo of one of your CRU merry makes, decorating the Christmas tree, drinking New Year’s Eve CRU cocktails or simply sharing a jolly moment with a friend over the holidays, we can’t wait to see them. Need inspiration? Check out our Merry Christmas Hub to see some of the amazing #CRUMOMENTS already posted by other CRU fans.
Send us as many festive images as you like by midnight on 31st December and each time you do, we’ll enter you in our competition to win free CRU coffee for a whole year*. Good luck!
You’ll also find all 12 of our delicious Christmas-inspired recipes on our Merry Christmas Hub - which one will you try next? Time to get creative…
*See the competition rules at crukafe.com/tandc