This isn’t your average hot chocolate on a spoon. It’s hot concrete chocolate on a mafia victim. Black sesame chocolate to be precise. The guy is made from chocolate, too. You’re supposed to melt the whole thing down in a cup of hot milk so you get to drink hot chocolate. There’s a wooden spoon behind the guy for stirring. This could be a nice gift for a mafia fan.
Pretty nice concept, eh? The idea originated from a Dutch/German chocolate company. They sell their Hotchocspoons in many varieties. Awesome. I’ve tried apple pie flavour, it was delicious.
The idea made its way into the foodie blogosphere where it was adapted by many. You can find neat versions of hot chocolate on a spoon/ stick for example here with marshmallows, here in heart shape, and here with sprinkles and more sprinkles. That’s what I like about the blogging network: a good basic idea becomes widely known and inspires people to share their own rendition with the public. It’s not a cycle of copying – it’s a never-ending flow of creativity and advancement.
Why did I make mafia style hot chocolate on a spoon? Well, I was thinking about making hot chocolate spoons with different colours. Grey chocolate made from black sesame was one of the things that came to my mind. And since a grey chocolate block looks like concrete… and you have to drown it in milk… it was kind of obvious that this has to be turned into the look of a mafia victim with cement shoes.
I wanted to take more pictures of the final product but at some point during the shooting the chocolate guy fell down and his head broke apart! Isn’t it ironic? It was death by decapitation although he was destined to lose his life through drowning in milk.
How to make Hot Chocolate on a Spoon – Mafia Style
Cooking Soundtrack: The Godfather Theme
- dark chocolate
- white chocolate
- freeze-dried red berries
- kinako powder (toasted soy bean flour)
- black sesame powder (such as instant powder for dessert)
- wooden spoon or stick
- ice cube tray or small muffin mold
- If you want to see a detailed explanation on how to make simple chocolate paintings, click here to see my previous post about it.
- Here’s the picture of my mafia victim, directly traced on parchment paper, ready to be painted.
- For the dark parts, I used chocolate with 99% cocoa content. Really dark shade. And really bitter taste. That suits the theme, doesn’t it?
- Ready to be moved to the refrigerator.
- For the rose, I powdered the freeze-dried berries and mixed them with white chocolate.
- I mixed kinako and white chocolate for the skin parts.
- After those parts have hardened up in the refrigerator as well, cover everything with white chocolate and refrigerate again.
- Mix black sesame powder with white chocolate for the “concrete” and pour it into the mold. Place chocolate victim and wooden spoon inside and stabilise with box or something alike.
- Drown the guy in a cup of hot milk and let him melt down. Black sesame and dark chocolate are a great combo, believe me.