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!

ingredients-black

Serves 2.

Ingredients:

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

Method:

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.

amanda-chococloseup

 

Comments

Be the first to comment.

Leave a Comment

You can use these HTML tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>