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.

1 comment:

Noor said...

It was also the coldest day in Riyadh today brr. Thats so funny I just saw this chili chocolate the other day and was showing my dh and said eww who would eat this haha must that Spanish blood :P

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