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Belly Warming Drink Series – Spicy Hot Chocolate

November 26, 2016

Who likes Hot Chocolate? This recipe is not too sweet, but makes up for it with a variety of flavors designed to enhance to chocolate flavor. Using both cocoa powder & bittersweet melted chocolate, it is a chocoholics dream! All natural ingredients such as Marshall’s Creek Spices takes the flavor up a notch.
3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 mtablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons sugar, or to taste

3/8 teaspoon ancho chile powder, or to taste
1 3/4 cups whole milk
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Marshmallows or whipped cream, optional

In a medium pot, whisk together chocolate, cocoa, sugar and chile. Place pan over medium-low heat and whisk until chocolate begins to melt. Slowly whisk in milk, then cream. Drop in cinnamon stick. Bring to a simmer.
Remove pot from heat. Cover pot tightly and steep 1 hour. Whisk in vanilla and taste for sweetness, adding more sugar if you like. Warm over low heat before straining and serving hot, with marshmallows or whipped cream if desired.


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