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Friday, October 21, 2011

Spicy Mayan Hot Cococa

Also known as Spicy Mayan Hot Chocolate :)

This recipe calls for:

1 C. milk
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp honey
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

To prepare:

Heat milk until scalding.
Add 1/3 of scalding milk into cocoa powder and spices.
Mix back into milk.
Add in honey.

Optional: add 1/4 tsp of vanilla or frangelico.

So I was very worried that the milk would develop a skin or curdle or something but it didn't. I heated it over a lower heat. When I was mixing the heated milk into the cocoa mix, it looked like melted chocolate! So if you see that you're on the right track. If you feel strange about using honey, you may use 1 tablespoon of sugar instead (but I think the honey added character).

Over all this recipe blew my mind! The spicy kick from the cayenne pepper? Totally worth it. It'll take the chill right off your bones. And it's getting chilly out! Have fun adding vanilla or frangelico. Enjoy! :)

-The Littlest Chef

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