Chocolate Shrikhand is a delicious twist on the popular Gujarati Kesar Elaichi Shrikhand. This Chocolate Shrikhand will be relished by your kids and the bowl will be wiped clean in no time!
March is the month were summer season begins in India and we go searching for refreshing summer coolers and drinks. I have made it my life's mission to bring you easy-to-make refreshers that'd help quench your thirst and the summer heat.
Shrikhand isn't a summer drink but it is definitely a refreshing cool Indian dessert. It is made with hung curd, powdered sugar, flavorings and dry fruits.
I have explained in detail on my previous post, how to make hung curd at home. You can also find the traditional Kesar Elaichi or Saffron Cardamom Shrikhand recipe where the major flavorings are saffron and cardamom as the the name suggest.
I love Shrikhand but it isn't customary to add sugar to yogurt in Kerala, or at least my household. We have curd with a pinch of salt at the end of a meal or make spiced buttermilk known as Sambaram out of the curd. And that's pretty much it.
So when I prepared Shrikhand for my family, Dad was kinda taken aback. He couldn't believe there was a delicacy made with sweetened curd. But he warmed up to the idea pretty easily and his favorite was the Kesar Elaichi Shrikhand.
Whereas, Mum couldn't believe the dish was in fact made of curd. She believed it to be a dessert made of cream.
Fun fact: I made four different variations of Shrikhand (all the recipes will be shared in the upcoming blog posts) and they loved them all.
Chocolate Shrikhand was my little sister's favorite!
Chocolate Shrikhand is
easy to make
perfect for fussy yogurt eaters
loved by kids
How to Make Chocolate Shrikhand - Step by Step Pictures
To make any Shrikhand, we need hung curd. It can easily be prepared at home and here are the steps.
- To make hung curd, keep a bowl to collect whey water. Place a strainer on it and a muslin cloth. Add about 800 grams of curd.
- Tightly wrap the muslin cloth and refrigerate for six hours or overnight. You may also choose to add weight over this tightly wrapped curd.
- Unwrap the muslin cloth to find the thick, hung curd the next day.
- Transfer to a bowl. Hung curd is ready!
- To this add a quarter cup of powdered sugar.
- Mix well using a whisk or an electric beater until smooth and creamy. This is the base for making any Shrikhand.
7. To make Chocolate Shrikhand, add about 50 grams of dark chocolate or milk chocolate, one tablespoon of cocoa powder, and two tablespoons of milk in a bowl.
8. Melt this mixture in a microwave or by double boiling method. If in a microwave, use 10-second bursts and mix in between till the chocolate melts. Allow it to cool to room temperature before adding it to the curd.
9. To the Shrikhand base, add the melted chocolate and chocolate chips. I used white chocolate chips. You may use dark chocolate chips as well.
10. Mix well and top it with chocolate chips, chocolate sprinkles, or chocolate confetti.
You may chill the Chocolate Shrikhand before serving.
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