Hot Chocolate with Cinnamon and Chili Peppers

After reading this delicious post about real hot chocolate on Simply Recipes, I had to make it! Rich, very satisfying, warms you up [or down...] all the way to your toe tips. I recommend reading the whole article about making excellent hot chocolate with different flavour variations on Simply Recipes.

For one HUGE cup of hot chocolate:
1 huge cup of whole milk
~75 g of dark chocolate, finely chopped
1 cinnamon stick
a pinch of red chili powder
sugar to taste
a drop of dark rum (optional, but recommended =))

1. Pour the milk into a pot, bring it to a gentle simmer and add the cinnamon stick. Whisk it once in a while and let it simmer for a couple of minutes. Remove it from the heat and let it stand covered for another 10 minutes.

2. Bring it back to a gentle simmer and mix in the chopped chocolate. Add the sugar and red chili powder and keep stirring it until the chocolate melts completely.

3. Heat it for another moment and add the dark rum (optional). Whisk it once again and it is ready to be served!

Perfect an a long winter night. Enjoy!

1 Comment:

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Goodness! This is nice for a cold weather in the winter sunshine! Thanks for sharing!