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.

4
Servings
252
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
36g
28%
Protein
11g
24%
Vitamin A, RAE
219µg
31%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
278mg
28%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Folate, total
56µg
14%
Iron, Fe
10mg
56%
Magnesium, Mg
50mg
16%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
239mg
34%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
162mg
11%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
2µg
13%
Water
220g
8%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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.