Aztec Hot Chocolate – Happiness in a Glass

Serves 2

Have you ever wondered what joy, contentment and comfort wrapped up in a cozy blanket would taste like? Well, it would taste a lot like this Aztec hot chocolate.  Made with real chocolate and authentic spices, this is sure to become a favourite this holiday season.  Let’s get started.

Aztec Hot Chocolate

Aztec Hot Chocolate – Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon and more to top
  • ¼ tsp. ground dried red chilies
  • ½ tsp. ground dried ginger
  • 4 – 6 cubes of good quality chocolate (use milk chocolate for a sweet version, dark chocolate for an intense flavor or semisweet chocolate for a happy medium)*
  • Handful of white chocolate curls (optional topping)

*The number of cubes of chocolate will depend on how large they are and how intense you want the flavour)

Instructions

  1. Warm a deep, heavy bottom pan over medium-high heat and add milk, cinnamon, ground dried red chilies and ground dried ginger.  Combine until spices are well incorporated into the milk and bring to a boil.
  2. Turn off the heat, move pan to cool surface and whisk in chocolate cubes until completely combined.

Aztec Hot Chocolate 4

Divide between two glasses – or mugs – top with more cinnamon and white chocolate curls and serve immediately.  Watch the happiness take over!

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