Friday, February 01, 2013

on wicked hot chocolate...

Wicked Hot Chocolate. Say what? It's not for everyone but I thought it was killer. I've heard it called Aztec (or Mexican) Hot Chocolate. What's so special about it? Well, let's just say the secret ingredient is cayenne pepper!! I know. Crazy right? It almost tastes like a chocolate covered hot tamales. Have I intrigued you? Go ahead and make some and give it a try. It might be your new favorite hot chocolate recipe. 

makes 2- 8 oz servings
3 oz semisweet chocolate 
2 cups milk
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon 
2 drops almond extract
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 

Cut up the semisweet chocolate into smaller pieces. In a medium sauce pan combine the milk, chocolate, cocoa, sugar, cinnamon & almond extra. Simmer over medium heat for about five minutes or until everything seems like it's incorporated. Take it off the stove and add cayenne pepper. I think 1/8 teaspoon is the perfect amount for just the right bit of spice. But if you are nervous just do a simple pinch! Top it with some whipped cream and sprinkle some extra cinnamon on top :) 

Slurp slurp. Enjoy! 

1 comment :

  1. I can't wait to make this! There used to be a cafe in Edmonds called Cheetah's and the owner made Mayan Mochas; I've mourned their closing for YEARS and have searched for a recipe that would match it. I'm thinking if I add espresso to this, nirvana will be found. Thanks, Anita! :-)Gina