Hot chocolate is a chocolate-lover’s favorite usually anyway, but I recently had a cup of hot chocolate – or cocoa in some regions – that was out-of-this-world! What made it the best I ever had was the fresh-ground ingredients with a special, spicy, smoked twist with the chipotle.
1 coffee cup 95% filled with milk (almond milk is good and soy will do)
1 tsp fresh ground cinnamon chips or sticks
1 Tbsp honey
1 heaping Tbsp fresh ground cocoa nibs or fresh cocoa powder.
Dash or two of fresh ground chipotle pepper – amount depends on how spicy you like your Mexican Hot Chocolate
Pour the milk from your favorite coffee cup into a pan and heat the milk until steaming. In the same coffee cup, mix the ground cinnamon, chipotle and cocoa with just enough water to make a paste while the milk is heating up. When the milk is hot, pour it into the cup and add the honey. Let is steep for about a minute before drinking. Awesome and the chipotle pepper is good for digestion and circulation.