Chili Hot Cocoa

 

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Are you feeling the fall breeze? Finally brought out the turtle necks and your snuggy (is that still a thing?). Now that Fall has arrived andWinter is Coming”, we need to fill our souls with warmth (and patience for Season 7 of GoT!). I wanted to create a homemade drink that would keep me cozy as I sip my winter worries away.

Inspired by the tasty Mexican Mocha found in London Ontario’s  Ritual Café, I set out to create an easy version in my cozy kitchen. Ritual uses cayenne for a kick, chipotle for a slow burn, and a homemade chocolate sauce, which can’t be beat. Like the Mexican Mocha, this Chili Hot Cocoa has a kick to it and will satisfy your taste buds. Better yet, this version requires a bit less expertise– and it’s still delicious! We guarantee that this sweet and spicy combo will keep you warm through the sweater weather.   

 


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What You Need to DIY

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup of boiling water
  • 1 cup of milk (I prefer 2% or whole milk)
  • 2 tbs of cocoa powder
  • a pinch of crushed chili flakes to taste
  • 2 tbs of Agave Syrup
  • Optional: small piece of Chocolate (I used Lindt Chili Dark Chocolate for extra flavour)
  • Optional: whipped cream

Utensils

  • Strainer
  • Whisk
  • Cheese grater

Bring On the Action

  1. Heat water to boil
  2. On the stove top, heat the milk and chili together on low until bubbles start to form – that’s about 3-5 mins (Don’t let it boil! Milk will scald if it gets too hot, so keep an eye on it, stir constantly, and remove from heat right when it’s done.)
  3. Whisk the cocoa powder, boiled water, and agave syrup together.
  4. Pour the chili-infused milk over a strainer into your cup (For those cappuccino lovers, you can whisk the milk in the pot to get some froth)
  5. Serve with whipped cream and grated chocolate on top

*A little goes a long way with chili, so be careful!

*If you’re a home Barista and own a steam wand , opt for that over the stove top for your chili milk (steamed milk is always the best!)

Enjoy!

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