From cakes and muffins to decadent hot chocolate and creamy gelato, this cocoa powder will bring a deep chocolate flavor to all of your delicacies! It can even be whipped into a sauce to top all the ice cream flavors in your parlor. Treat your guests to unforgettable majestic dutch cocoa!
Ghirardelli uses the heart of the cacao bean, called the nib, to create this premium dutch-processed, nib-alkalized cocoa. The nibs are ground, pressed, and pulverized to release their intense flavors. They are then treated with an alkali to neutralize acids. This process gives it a darker color and a mild, subtle flavor that complements other baking ingredients.
Dutch-processed cocoa is darker in color than natural cocoa powder. Though both types of cocoa powder are acidic, Dutch cocoa powder has been washed in a potassium solution to neutralize its acidity, which produces its dark, rich color. Natural cocoa powder tends to have a lighter color because of the acids left intact. Most cocoa powder you will find in American grocery stores is natural cocoa powder. In terms of baking, Dutch cocoa powder is often paired with baking powder, whereas natural cocoa powder is usually paired with baking soda.