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Imbuljuta tal-Qastan

As the temperatures start to drop, there is nothing quite like a hot and comforting drink to warm you up from the inside out. If you are looking for a new and delicious beverage to add to your repertoire, look no further than Imbuljuta.

Originating from Malta, this is a classic and aromatic hot drink, steeped in history and tradition. Its rich and warming flavour has been enjoyed by generations and has become a staple of Maltese culture.

Making Imbuljuta is easy and straightforward, and it only requires a few simple steps. The key is to carefully roast the ingredients and blend them together to bring out their full flavour. Whether you are looking for a new way to start your day, or a comforting treat to end your evening, this is the perfect drink for you.

So why wait? Embrace the warmth and aroma of this recipe and experience a piece of Maltese culture today. Whether you prefer to enjoy it alone or with friends, Imbuljuta is sure to become a new favorite.”

Imbuljuta tal-Qastan

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By MC Serves: 4
Prep Time: soak overnight Cooking Time: 45minutes Total Time: soak overnight + 45 minutes

This is what we call Christmas in a bowl! A heartwarming traditional Maltese chocolaty drink with chestnuts.?


  • 450g dried chestnuts
  • 175g sugar
  • 50g drinking chocolate
  • 50g dark chocolate
  • grated rind of 1 orange
  • grated rind of 1 tangerine
  • mixed spice
  • cloves
  • water



Wash the chestnuts thoroughly. Place them in a large bowl and cover them with water. Leave to soak overnight.


Next day remove any loose pieces of skin.


Add chestnuts into a deep pot


Add suger, drinking chocolate, dark chocolate, orange rind, tangerine rind, mixed spice & cloves


add enough water to cover ingredients


bring to a boil


continue cooking at medium heat for about 45 minutes


Chestnuts should be tender, if not continue cooking until done making sure to top up with water if mixture starts to dry.


Serve hot.

In addition to its delicious flavour, Imbuljuta has a number of health benefits that make it a great choice for anyone looking to incorporate more nutritious options into their diet. For starters, it is a great source of antioxidants and contains natural ingredients that are known to boost the immune system.

Another great thing about Imbuljuta is that it is a versatile drink that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. Whether you are in the mood for a morning pick-me-up, or a relaxing evening treat.

One of the best things about it is that it can be customized to suit your personal taste. Whether you prefer a sweeter or a more spicy version, the possibilities are endless. So why not experiment with different ingredients and find your own unique blend?

In conclusion, Imbuljuta is a delicious, nutritious and versatile hot drink that is sure to warm you up from the inside out. So why not give it a try today and discover a new and delicious way to embrace the colder months? Whether you prefer to enjoy it at home or share it with friends. So, grab a cup and savour the rich and warming taste of this classic Maltese beverage.


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