We just had our first fire in the fireplace, so it must be time to feature Zelda & Bramble’s new cold-weather indulgence: Cocoa de Santa Fe! A mix of dark chocolate, real vanilla beans, cinnamon, and smoky chiles, this rich and sophisticated tribute to traditional Mesoamerican flavors is far beyond your average hot chocolate! Its flavors are complex and not overly sweet, and the chiles add just the right touch of spiciness. When we sampled the Cocoa on a recent cold morning at the farmers’ market, people said it warmed them twice!
You certainly can’t go wrong drinking Cocoa de Santa Fe as intended (instructions for a cup of this goodness are on the bag and on the website), but of course I had to see what else I could do with it! This velvety chocolate mousse remains in keeping with the Cocoa’s Southwestern spirit by using avocado for creaminess and agave nectar for sweetness. And like the Magic Bean Dip, the Chocamole is as easy as it is decadent—5 ingredients plus a food processor and you’re good to go!
Here’s all you have to do:
Combine the following ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.
Serves 2… if you can bear to share it!