Chocolate Santafereño

OBELO | Chocolate Santafereño
OBELO | Chocolate Santafereño

This style of hot chocolate is popular in Colombia's capital, Bogotá. It's perfect for chilly mornings when you're 8,660 feet closer to the stars, as the locals like to say.  Chocolate Santafereño is traditionally made with Luker Chocolate, panela and served with queso blanco. Like panela, Luker is a staple in most Colombian pantries, they've been making high quality chocolate since 1906.  

4 cups water
8 tablespoons organic panela
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 cubes chocolate  

In a saucepan, heat water over medium-low heat to just before it simmers, add chocolate and reduce heat to low. Once chocolate is melted, add panela and cinnamon. Whisk vigorously (with a molinillo if you have one) and serve with queso blanco.