Sunday, December 4, 2011

Mexican Hot Chocolate

As promised I'm back with a  recipe from my Foodbuzz 24X24 post & today we'll be making some Mexicano style Hot Chocolate. If I remember correctly, I saw Ina Garten make this version on TV & like every other recipe she makes, I fell in love with this one too. It is easy, delicate, sophisticated & hot flavors have gotten me addicted. As you'd see the recipe is simple but the way flavors blend & bring out the bite that this beverage has to offer - It will never cease to amaze you. So lets go ahead & give it a shot...



Ingredients: -
4 1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate (I used Ghirardelli chocolate chopped)
2 cups whole milk
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
apinch of ground cinnamon
cayenne pepper, a small pinch - My fvt addition :)
Long cinnamon sticks for stirrers

Directions: -
In a pot add milk and brown sugar , place on simmer.
Reduce the heat & stir in the chopped bitter sweet chocolate, vanilla, ground cinnamon.
Keep stirring for 2-3 minutes as chocolate dissolves.
Add a pinch of cayenne pepper, stir again & allow to steep for 2-3 minutes. 
Now reheat the hot chocolate mix over low heat until it simmers again.
:) and yes we're almost done !!!
A good practice is to strain the hot chocolate before you pour into mugs. 


For Stirrers use long cinnamon sticks (and lick some chocolate out of these :P occasionally )

Perfect for a Nippy December afternoon !!!

You would love the flavors & love the bite of this beverage.
This is one hot & refreshing cuppa'...

So go ahead & make your own cup, & let me know if you like it !!!

Hugs, Sonia




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Torviewtoronto said...

looks fabulous Sonia

Priya said...

Super prefect hot chocolate for this chilled weather..

Kitchen Belleicious said...

I am coming over to your house for a cup of hot chocolate! Girl, this looks and sounds soooo darn good! I wish I had some right now! Beautiful photos too!

mjskit said...

Great sweet and spicy hot cocoa! Perfect for the cold weather we're having.

Sonia said...

Thank you so much everybody.... !

Cooking Rookie said...

Love that chocolate, I'd only skip the cinnamon (still have not learned to like it), but the rest of the ingredients sound wonderful! and it's perfect for this cold weather :-)

Manju said...

sure looks perfect for the wintry days!

deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

I lo\ve spices in my hot chocolate too! great recipe... and lovely pics :)

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