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5 Surprising Ways You Can Use Chocolate Besides Eating It

October 12th, 2021

Chocolate is without a doubt one of the most popular and versatile ingredients around the globe.

With vast development and experimentation around the different ways to use chocolate, it is no longer limited solely to confections and sweets. While everyone does enjoy a good old chocolate bar or a delicious truffle from time to time, you can enhance your taste buds and palate by trying out chocolate in different ways.

That said, if you’re looking for different ways to use chocolate (besides eating it), we’ve got just the thing for you.

We’ve put together a short guide on the different things to make with chocolate and ways to use it that can let you experience chocolate in an entirely different way.

So without further ado, let’s take a look!

1. Sip On Some Delicious Chocolate Beverages

ways to use chocolate; Melt's milk hot chocolate

Sipping on liquid chocolate in the form of a beverage can be downright luxurious. 

Imagine a cup of delicious hot chocolate with a pinch of cinnamon powder and a couple of marshmallows, then you’ll understand exactly what we’re talking about.

Warm chocolate beverages can be decadent and rich; they let you experience chocolate in an entirely different way. From traditional French hot chocolate recipes to Melt’s own delicious hot chocolate collection, there are many different ways you can try out these delicious hot chocolate creations.

2. Cooking Delicious Chocolate Treats

ways to use chocolate; melt's Vegan chocolate gift box

Cooking with chocolate has become increasingly common and involves the use of chocolate with various different sweet and savoury ingredients. From marinated ribs and braising it with chocolate and beer to tempering chocolate to create a fancy dessert, there’s a lot you can cook with chocolate!

When it comes to savoury dishes, chocolate can be used in a variety of dishes. Savoury barbecued chicken, pasta with chilli chocolate, mole, etc. are some popular ways to use chocolate in a different way.

Similarly, when it comes to cooking sweets with chocolate, puddings, cakes, tarts, fudge and many more delicious options are the usual go-to for all. However, if you want to go all out, you could even try making homemade bonbons or delicious truffles to finesse your chocolate skills!

3. Chocolate As A Dipping Sauce

chocolate batter in a baking tray being evened out with a spatula

Chocolate as a dipping sauce isn’t something unheard of; it’s been popular amongst people of all ages across the globe!

That said, the first dish that comes to mind when you consider chocolate for dipping is a fondue. A classic and delicious chocolate fondue lets you combine chocolate with several different treats including nuts, brownies, cookies, ice cream, fruits and marshmallows.

Aside from this, chocolate is also used with churros, to coat strawberries and other fruits, cookies, ice cream sandwiches and many more treats. It is also commonly used as a sauce with treats like pancakes, waffles and french toast.

With the versatility of this ingredient, it’s no surprise that you see unique chocolate flavour pairings that work surprisingly well.

4. Add It To Any Boozy Drink

a person pouring milk into a cold drink placed on a counter

One of the most popular uses of chocolate is to add it to your favourite cocktails or alcoholic drinks for a festive yet delicious creation. 

Whether it is with rum, tequila, bourbon or with something fancier like a martini, cold brew whiskey or something festive, chocolate goes with a variety of alcohol. The combination of both makes the drink even more decadent and delicious, letting you experience chocolate differently.

If you’re looking for incredible chocolate cocktails recipes to try out at home, give this blog a read!

5. As A Garnish For Your Desserts

Melt's Marvellous Meringues

For those desserts that aren’t chocolate heavy, using chocolate as a garnish can help enhance the flavour profiles of the dish. 

For example, a raspberry sorbet could taste even more decadent with a chocolate crumb or tuile. Similarly, tempered chocolate can be used for a berry tart or creme caramel to make it look more aesthetically pleasing while also enhancing the flavour of the desert. 

While most people tend to use chocolate for desserts that have it present in the recipe, you could consider using it as a garnish.

Additionally, with several amazing vegan and sugar-free chocolates available, you could also incorporate chocolate in something like a healthy dessert to make it even more appealing.

Visit Melt For Delicious Gourmet Chocolates And Sweet Treats

Now that you know of the different to make the most of this cocoa treat, you can make the most of this versatile ingredient as you please. However, if you’re looking to eat some delicious gourmet chocolates, Melt Chocolates is the perfect place for you.

Our world-renowned chocolatiers create the very best chocolate bars, sweet treats, and baked goods that are absolutely delicious. We also offer unique chocolate subscriptions and virtual chocolate experiences.

Visit our website to place your order for scrumptious chocolates today!

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