Chocolate Con Queso – Colombia

Edited and written by Catherine Cunningham. Published December 5th 2021. 

Original recipe by ForeignFork.

Chocolate Con Queso is just like it’s name, a warm, gooey, delicious mug of hot chocolate with cheese. While it might sound insane, this drink is pretty epic. 

Mainly popular in Colombia’s capital, Bogota chocolate con queso is so big that it has its own favorite way. With just a few blocks of cheese at the bottom of the glass with more chocolate than the rest, making it way better! 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of milk 
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 a rich dark chocolate bar, chopped 
  • 1 oz of Mozzarella cheese, cut into cubes

Because it originates from Colombia, which is also the birthplace of cacao, it almost feels like a full circle moment! The simplicity of this, yet the obviously different taste and texture of each sip is a really cool take on a basic hot chocolate. The only thing I would change is how dark the dark chocolate is, and really the darker the better!  

Instructions

  1. Heat the milk over the stove until warm.
  2. Next add the chopped chocolate into the milk and stir until the chocolate melts.  Add the sugar and continue to stir. Once it’s hot, turn off the heat. 
  3. Drop a few cubes of mozzarella cheese into the bottom of two mugs. 
  4. Then pour half of the hot chocolate into each mug, allow them to sit for 2-3 minutes until the cheese melts.
  5. And Enjoy, truly best with bread on the side!! 

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