If you love chocolate, then you may have been tempted by one of the ready-made jars of chocolate body paint that seem to proliferate in gift stores and chocolate shops around Valentine’s Day.
While you can have lots of sticky fun with those, the chocolate is generally pretty icky and cheap.
If you make your own, you’ll enjoy the taste sensation a whole lot more and you can add your (and his) favorite ingredients to make the experience a whole lot more enjoyable for both of you.
How To Make Chocolate Body Paint
The easiest edible chocolate paint recipe I found was from His And Hers Handbook. This has a simple list of ingredients – you might have most of them in your store cupboard already – and it makes a smooth sauce that is easy to paint on your lover. Just make sure
- that the paint is not too hot when you apply it – you don’t want to burn his important little places or for him to burn yours
- that you and your partner are not allergic to the ingredients – if anything is going to swell up you don’t want it to be your face or his.
To make your own chocolate paint, you need
- A clean sterile jar (about 200ml. You can sterilize your jar in a pan of boiling water.)
- 6 tablespoons raw cocoa powder (best quality you can find)
- 6 tablespoons butter (The suggestion is that you replace the butter with vegetable or coconut oil if either of you is lactose intolerant or vegan.)
- 6 tablespoons sugar (golden caster sugar is best but normal sugar is fine if you don’t have that)
- 6 tablespoons water
- pinch of salt
Place everything into a saucepan over a very low heat, stirring gently until the butter and sugar dissolve and the sauce is glossy. Then pour into the jar and use the paint with a clean makeup brush or your fingers.
If you’re not using the paint right away (who can wait?), it will keep in the fridge as long as the butter sell by date. If the sauce hardens, you can stand the jar in a bowl of hot water or microwave it on low for 20 seconds to one minute (if you used a microwaveable jar). Do this in short bursts so that the paint does not get too hot and remove the lid from the jar first before putting it in the microwave!
To make flavored chocolate body paint, you can add any of your favorite ingredients such as
flavored booze – for example, peach schnapps, Cointreau, raspberry vodka, bourbon, Bailey’s
coffee – add strong coffee in place of the water for a Mocha flavor paint
syrup – great if you have an especially sweet tooth but it will make things extra sticky to be prepared for extra licking! Try golden syrup, maple syrup, or treacle.
coffee flavorings – you can also add the kind of syrups that are added to coffee to give it extra flavor. You can get flavors like vanilla, gingerbread, hazelnut, caramel and cinnamon
vanilla – a few drops of vanilla essence – good if you want a vanilla flavor without the additional sweetness
mint – add a small bunch finely chopped mint leaves to the pan along with the initial ingredients or a few drops of peppermint oil
Some recipes, like those at Marie Claire and ehow suggest adding raw chili to the sauce. Do not do this under any circumstances. If chili gets into any sensitive areas it will put paid to any thought of sex for a while.
Alternative Chocolate Body Paint Recipes
If you can’t get raw cocoa powder which is made from cold pressed cocoa beans with the fat removed, you could use this alternative recipe from ehow which uses a bar of chocolate (just don’t use their suggestion to incorporate chili!). Use the best quality you can find (NOT cooking chocolate) for the best tasting result but you can use any other type (white, milk or dark/bittersweet) and even flavored chocolate – how about chocolate orange body paint? Just don’t choose chocolate with crunchy bits – you want paint not body scrub! I like Cadbury Fruit and Nut myself but not when it is turned into paint.
This might also be the way to go if you are diabetic and can use diabetic chocolate but I’m not sure if that kind of chocolate would create the right consistency (and you obviously wouldn’t add extra sugar for a diabetic version). Worth a try? I think so! Please leave a comment if you do have a go, as it will help others in the same boat.
I’m sure there is also a demand for a low fat or low calorie version, but I haven’t succeeded in finding a recipe that is worth making. Sometimes the calories are just worth it (and maybe you could work off quite a few of those calories with a bit of extra energetic love making…)
So anyway, here we go with the recipe:
Chocolate Paint Using Virtually Any Chocolate
Grate 4 oz good quality chocolate into a saucepan and heat gently until the chocolate has dissolved. Add 2oz butter and stir with a small wire whisk until the butter has melted and is thoroughly mixed with the melted chocolate. Add water a tablespoon at a time until you have a glossy pourable sauce (you’ll need 2 to 3 tablespoons). Taste the mixture and add a little sugar if it is not sweet enough for you, making sure the sugar dissolves to avoid any grittiness.
Another easy recipe for Chocolate Body Paint
This recipe from Budget 101 is less messy in preparation than others and is more economical as it keeps all the chocolate in the jar whereas you are bound to leave some on your cooking utensils with others.
Finely chop 6 ounces fine quality dark chocolate and set aside in a jar or bowl. Heat half a cup of heavy (double) cream together with 1 tablespoon sugar until the just beginning to simmer and the sugar has dissolved. Pour the cream mixture over the chocolate and stir until the chocolate melts and the mixture is smooth.
What To Do With Leftovers
You mean there are leftovers? If there are, you can use them on your dessert (if you were not the dessert course!) or store them in fridge up to a week and warm up before applying to the skin by heating gently in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water.
What To Do With Chocolate Body Paint – Ideas For Using Your Paint
You can have all kinds of sexy fun and games with your batch of paint especially if you have a wicked imagination. Take your man and get busy with your fingers or paintbrush!
But if you are out of ideas, you can download my free report “20 Things To Do With Chocolate Body Paint” to give you plenty to get you going! You can use this guide whether or not you make your own chocolate paint and you will also find my top 10 tips for using chocolate body paint there.
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So gather your ingredients, get your report and be ready to have fun with your guy this weekend!