How to Make Chocolate Ice Cubes

There are many things that can be created with a simple ice cube tray other than water ice cubes, such as miniature Popsicles, flavored ice, or to freeze and store herbs.

Ingredients

Makes 12 to 14 ice cubes.

  • 6 3/4 cups (200 ml) milk
  • 1 2/3 cups (50 ml) water
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee, optional
  • 2.4 ounces (70 grams) dark chocolate (66%)

Steps

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    Prepare the dark chocolate. Use a sharp knife to cut the chocolate into fine pieces. Use a heat-proof bowl to store them and set aside.
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    Create the mixture. Add the other ingredients (water, milk, instant coffee, cocoa powder, and sugar) into a large saucepan. Allow everything to come to a boil over medium heat.
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    Pour the mixture over the chocolate. Allow the chocolate to melt, about five minutes, before thoroughly combining everything together.
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    Pour the mixture into an ice cube tray. Distribute even amounts into each hole in the tray for the best results.
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    Freeze the chocolate until hardened thoroughly.
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    Serve the ice cubes. Drop and enjoy them in cold drinks that would accompany chocolate, such as vanilla shakes or regular milk.

Things You'll Need

  • Ice cube tray
  • Heat-proof bowl
  • Sharp knife
  • Cutting board
  • Large saucepan
  • Wooden spoon, wire whisk, or rubber spatula

Sources and Citations

  • Adapted from Le Pétrin, www.sandrakavital.blogspot.com/2008/08/chocolat-det-frais-et-gourmand.html, Chocolat d'Eté, Frais et Gourmand

Article Info

Categories: Water Ice and Sports Drinks