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Mexican-Style Hot Chocolate

Serves 2
Time 10 min
As a tribute to the origins of chocolate, this creamy and spicy hot cocoa is perfect for cozy nights.
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/4 teaspoon chile powder
Method

Mix together cocoa powder and sugar. 

Heat milk in a medium saucepan over very low heat with chocolate, vanilla bean, cinnamon, nutmeg and cocoa mixture. 

Whisk thoroughly until chocolate has melted and milk begins to simmer. Do not boil. 

Pour into two mugs and garnish with chile powder and cinnamon sticks.

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  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/4 teaspoon chile powder