The Ultimate Herb Chocolate Recipe: How to Make it at Home
Posted on July 05 2023
Are you a chocolate lover looking for a new way to indulge in your favorite treat? Look no further than herb-infused chocolate!
Adding herbs to your chocolate can elevate the flavor and even enjoy some potential health benefits.
But how exactly do you infuse chocolate with herbs?
Don't worry; we've got you covered with our herb chocolate recipe in this step-by-step guide.
Understanding the Infusion Process: How Herb Enhances Chocolate
The herbs used in the infusion can add unique flavors and aromas that complement the taste of chocolate.
But how exactly do you make infused chocolate?
To understand this, we need to talk about terpenes. Terpenes are compounds in plants that give them distinct smells and flavors. When these terpenes are combined with chocolate, they create a new flavor profile greater than the sum of its parts.
But how do therapeutic herbs enhance chocolate?
Well, both share similar flavor profiles that complement each other perfectly.
Chocolate has natural chemicals that interact with active compounds found in herbs, creating a unique taste experience for its consumers.
Moreover, infused herb chocolate provides therapeutic effects such as pain relief, stress reduction, and improved sleep quality due to its combination of terpenes and other active compounds working together synergistically.
Gathering the Ingredients: What You'll Need for Herb Chocolate Making
Gathering all the necessary ingredients is important before you begin making your own infused chocolate with decarboxylated herbs.
Here's what you'll need:
Chocolate: Choose high-quality dark chocolate for best results. Look for bars that contain at least 70% cacao.
- Decarboxylated Herb: You can use any herb, but make sure it has been properly decarboxylated before using it in the recipe.
For the best results, use the Decarboxylator Machine to activate your herb. It takes the guesswork out of figuring out the right temperature and time to get the active compounds the way you like them.
Coconut Oil or Butter: This will help bind the chocolate and herb together during infusing.
Botanical Infuser Machine to effectively infuse your herb with your chocolate without mess or fuss.
Measuring Spoons and Scale: Accuracy is key when measuring your ingredients, so be sure to have both measuring spoons and a scale on hand.
- Silicone Molds or Parchment Paper: Use silicone molds or parchment paper to shape your infused chocolate into desired shapes.
Step-by-Step Guide: Making Your Herb-Infused Chocolate
Understanding the infusion process is essential when making infused chocolates at home.
And with the Botanical Infuser Machine, you no longer have to worry about the mess that comes with double boiling.
Simply add your choice of chocolate, decarbed herb, and coconut oil or butter to create a seamless infusion within one hour!
Pour the mixture into molds of your choice, tap lightly to remove air bubbles, and place in refrigerator for 1-2 hours to set. Once hardened, remove from molds and enjoy!
Decarboxylation Kit and Machine for Infused Chocolate Available in LA and Online
With this step-by-step guide, you're now ready to make your own infused herb chocolate.
Remember to always start with decarboxylated herbs. You can achieve this with the Decarboxylater Machine from ONGROK USA.
This decarb machine's cycle time lasts 90 minutes (including heat up and cool down) and will heat up to a precise 250F for 50 minutes, resulting in perfect decarboxylation.
You can also consider our Decarboxylation Kit, complete with a stainless-steel container, mini oven gloves, a nylon filter, and a gummy mold kit for infusions.