Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate

Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate
Course 
Drink
Serves 
6
Country of Origin 
Mexico
Preparation Time 
0:15
About This Recipe 

It's definitely worth seeking out Mexican chocolate discs for this spicy and comforting brew.

Ingredients 

4 cups whole milk
2 Mexican cinnamon sticks
2 disks Mexican chocolate, such as Ibarra, cut into wedges
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
Whipped cream or topping (optional)
Ground cinnamon (optional)

Preparation 

1. In a heavy-bottomed medium saucepan, combine milk and cinnamon sticks. Heat over medium-low heat. When milk begins to steam, add chocolate. Reduce heat and stir until chocolate melts; do not boil. Add cayenne and stir to combine.

2. Pour half of chocolate-milk mixture into a blender and blend 30 seconds until frothy. Pour into serving mugs, then repeat process with remaining chocolate-milk mixture. Top each serving with dollop of whipped topping and cinnamon, if desired.

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