Spiced Hot Chocolate
As we’re approaching the end of this long winter, I received a request from a reader for a hot chocolate recipe. If you’re reading this blog, you know that I prefer my desserts and sweet beverages on the less sweet side. This hot chocolate is rich and has a lot of depth without being cloying. The addition of chili powder gives it a nice, smoky punch!
3 tablespoons bittersweet chocolate shavings, plus more to sprinkle on top
2 tablespoons unsweetened Dutch cocoa
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pasilla, ancho, or cayenne (or to taste)
Pinch of salt (optional)
2 cups organic milk
1. Combine cocoa, chocolate shavings, sugar, chili powder in saucepan over medium low heat. Whisk continually until chocolate is melted. Gradually whisk in milk and bring to a simmer. Take off of heat and pour into two mugs. Top with additional chocolate shavings and an optional pinch of salt.