Hot Chocolate

Preparation info
  • Makes


    4 Ounce Servings
    Appears in
    Memories of Philippine Kitchens

    By Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan

    Published 2006

    • About

    The Pampanga hot chocolate is made from native cacao mixed with a small amount of ground peanuts. The cacao comes in balls or tablets (called tableas), which are melted in hot carabao milk and brought to the guest in a batidor, a tall, narrow pitcher with a wooden beater and a handle that is rotated in swift motions by the palms of both hands to create a frothy top.

    For this version, we have omitted the ground peanuts. We do a combination of native chocolate (which can be found in s