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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