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Spicy Hot Chocolate


  • 2 cups milk of your choice
  • ½ cup Dark Chocolate Buttons
  • 1 tsp Mexican vanilla (or 1½ tsp. regular vanilla if that’s what you have available)
  • Ground chipotle powder to taste
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon


Sweet, hot, savory, what’s not to love?Heat milk until very hot, but don’t boil, and remove from heat. Quickly whisk in chocolate and keep whisking until smooth and no chocolate lumps remain. Then, stir in vanilla, and add enough chipotle powder to make it pleasantly spicy for you (I used ¼ tsp.). If you want the taste but no spicy heat, try fresh paprika or even smoked paprika, available at most upscale stores that sell spices in bulk. Enjoy immediately! Makes two cups.