Chocolate Nectar


2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
3/4 cup cold milk or soda water
chopped ice
whipped cream
shredded chocolate


  • In a large tall glass mix chocolate syrup with a little milk or soda water.
  • Add chopped ice and fill up the glass with milk or soda water.
  • Drop a little whipped cream on top and garnish with shredded chocolate.

Makes 1 serving.

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Did You Know?
Chocolate contains alkaloids such as theobromine and phenethylamine, which have physiological effects on the body. It has been linked to serotonin levels in the brain. Scientists claim that chocolate, eaten in moderation, can lower blood pressure. Dark chocolate has recently been promoted for its health benefits, including a substantial amount of antioxidants that reduce the formation of free radicals, though the presence of theobromine renders it toxic to some animals, especially dogs and cats.

Chocolate has become one of the most popular food types and flavors in the world. Gifts of chocolate molded into different shapes have become traditional on certain holidays: chocolate bunnies and eggs are popular on Easter, chocolate coins on Hanukkah, Santa Claus and other holiday symbols on Christmas, and hearts on Valentine's Day. Chocolate is also used in cold and hot beverages, to produce chocolate milk and hot chocolate. The world's top producer of cacao beans is Africa, where recent controversy has focused on the use of child labor in cocoa production.