So rich, so creamy, so sinful. This Mexican hot chocolate is sure to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside and out. The cayenne pepper kick is our favorite part; though the whole bar of melted chocolate doesn’t hurt either… Let’s begin!
Ingredients (makes 2-3 servings):
2 cups whole milk
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
4 1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, such a Lindt, chopped
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Smallest pinch cayenne pepper
Long cinnamon sticks for stirrers, optional
Place milk and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a simmer.
Take off heat. Add chocolate, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper with a wooden spoon. Steep for 3 minutes, then reheat over low heat until simmering.
Strain chocolate into measuring cup to avoid chocolate chunks (unless, of course, you like that kind of thing). Pour the decadent drink into mugs and enjoy!