What you need

Big wineglass of 450 ml | black smart Moose pitcher

Goodies to go in

10 ml liquid chocolate topping | 35 g Ground Chocolate | 150 ml full milk | 1 flat coffee spoonful of spicy ‘speculoos’ herbs (consisting mainly of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, mace, ginger and white pepper)

Even tastier with: lightly sugared whipped cream | Crispearls Dark | dark & white chocolate pencil


Use a Perfect Moose black smart pitcher to steam chocolate mixes. The black pitchers reach higher temperatures and all parameters are pre-set to steam mixes. When you are steaming manually, be sure the mix is steamed up hot enough but be careful not to steam past the sweet point (sweetness of the milk will go away as the sugars break down when too hot).

How to make

Put 10 ml of Chocolate Topping on the bottom of the glass.

Pour the milk, Ground Chocolate and herbs into a black Smart Moose Pitcher (mix-based) and steam it.

Pour the chocolate milk over the back of a long spoon on top of the Chocolate Topping.

Ground chocolate or callets (chocolate drops)? For an instant ready, perfectly dissolved hot cocoa drink, ground chocolate is Moose’s favourite. Drops or callets take a bit more time to melt. As for the overall experience of drinking a hot cocoa with real chocolate, you can also put the chocolate drops in the glass first and then pour over with steamed milk. Customers give it a final stir…all part of the experience, all up to you how you want to spoil them.

Go all the way

In order to finish the Dark ’n Creamy hot chocolate beverage, top it of with some lightly sugared whipped cream. Sprinkle some Crispearls on top and put a Chocolate Pencil XL at an angle in the glass.


Flavonols. These little molecules with blood thinning characteristics are well present in pure cocoa. Good for the heart. As if we ever doubted that.

Recipe credits go to Horeca Coach Jo De Bruyne from Philimonius (Aalst, Belgium)

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