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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Drink of the gods (Gottergetränk) (German)

Today was Miriam's Birthday so we wanted to make something sweet and spicy but fast enough so it wouldn't interfere with our plans of celebrating ;).
This is a traditionally German milk and chocolate spicy drink that they call "drink of the gods" (gottergetränk) and the name says it all. It's also quite light, sugar free and very welcome all winter long. Miriam loves spices both in regular food and in sweets so this choice was not arbitrary. :)

Ingredients (serves 2):
  • 500 ml milk
  • 3 cloves
  • 1/3 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
  • 75 g dark chocolate (75-80% cocoa)
  • 1/2 vial of almond (or bitter almond) flavor
Cut the chocolate into fine chunks:

Put the milk in a pot and add the cinnamon, cloves and almond flavor. Put it on the highest intensity heat source:

Stir to blend the spices in and bring it to the boil, then turn off the heat. Add the chocolate chunks. It's recommended that the chocolate doesn't completely melt:

Don't let it stay too long so the chocolate doesn't melt. Stir just once and pour it into two large cups or glasses.

Serve while it's hot. Dig in!


  1. I thought MEAD was the drink of the Gods.

  2. Well, this is the alcohol free version of the drink of the Gods...:)


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