Both cocoa and cassava are abundant in Ghana. The country is a world-class cocoa producer, and cassava is a dietary staple. The availability of the two, and a love of chocolate in all forms, inspired this recipe. While drinking “hot chocolate” was not a part of traditional culture, chocolate-flavored beverages and foods are making their way into the Ghanaian diet. Blending chocolate with cassava starch (tapioca) produces a wonderful mixture, thick enough to eat with a spoon, but thin enough to drink. Here is a simple recipe to prepare in a microwave oven that is luxuriously rich, smooth, creamy, and satisfying.
For a special touch, garnish with a little whipped cream and grated chocolate.
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