Mexican hot chocolate...
Today was definitely the coldest day so far this winter here in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A perfect day to just sit back and relax with a nice cup of hot chocolate. Since I'm no ordinary girl, my idea of hot chocolate doesn't come in a little pack filled with marshmallow. No sir! I'm talking hot chocolate for the big kids. Mexican "Hot" chocolate. I used Lindt "Red chili" dark chocolate but this can easily be replaced with the same amout of dark or bittersweet chocolate and a pinch of hot cayyene pepper.
2 cups whole milk
2 tablespoons sugar
30grams lidnt red chili dark chocolate
2 teaspoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 inch piece whole vanilla bean
3 inch piece orange rind
1 inch piece cinnamon stick
Place the milk, whole spices, and sugar in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer.
Off the heat, stir in the chocolate, cocoa, and cornstarc with a wooden spoon and allow to steep for 3 minutes. Reheat the hot chocolate over low heat until it simmers. Strain the chocolate into a measuring cup and pour into mugs.