Icelandic Cocoa Soup

Pay homage to Icelandic cuisine and try a new soup at the same time with this recipe
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Just picked this recipe up when I was in Iceland from a cookbook called Cool Dishes. I think kids might really like this recipe, and it's relatively healthy too! A dessert soup might tickle their fancy. The book recommends serving this with crumbled rusks.

-Kumquat the Cat's friend

This recipe is courtesy of Kumquat the Cat's friend via Food.com.

Ready in
15 m
4
Servings
166
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 Cups water
  • 3 Cups milk
  • 1 Tablespoon potato starch or one tablespoon cornstarch
  • Salt, to taste

Directions

Mix the cocoa powder, sugar, and cinnamon in a saucepan.

Add the water gradually, and stir until smooth.

Bring to boil and simmer for 5 minutes.

Add the milk, reheat to boiling point, and simmer for 2-3 minutes.

Mix the potato starch or cornstarch with a little cold water, stir into soup, and remove from heat.

Salt to taste and serve.

Cocoa Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Cocoa Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Sugar
19g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Cholesterol
18mg
6%
Protein
7g
13%
Carbs
23g
8%
Vitamin A
84µg
9%
Vitamin B12
0.8µg
13.7%
Vitamin D
2µg
1%
Vitamin E
0.1mg
0.7%
Vitamin K
0.8µg
0.9%
Calcium
219mg
22%
Fiber
2g
7%
Folate (food)
10µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
10µg
3%
Iron
0.7mg
3.7%
Magnesium
40mg
10%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.3mg
1.3%
Phosphorus
184mg
26%
Polyunsaturated
0.4g
N/A
Potassium
305mg
9%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
18.9%
Sodium
738mg
31%
Sugars, added
9g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
6.5%