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Recipe: Mexican Hot Chocolate

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This recipe spices up a classic mug of hot chocolate!

Mexican Hot Chocolate from Cooking with Caitlin.

Yields: 4 cups

Serves: 8

Serving size: ½ cup

Cook time: 20-30 minutes

4 cups Whole Milk

2 Cinnamon sticks

1 Vanilla Bean

1 whole Nutmeg

1 Chipotle Pepper

1/2 cup Dark Cocoa Powder

1/4 cup Powdered Sugar

Instructions:

1. In a small saucepot combine the milk, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, and chipotle powder. Halve the vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out the seeds using the back of the knife. Drop the pod and the seeds into the milk.

2. Bring the milk to medium-high heat. Whisk occasionally until it starts to bubble. Then, reduce the heat to medium-low and let simmer for 20 minutes, whisking occasionally so the bottom doesn't burn.

3. After 20 minutes, using a slotted spoon, remove the nutmeg, vanilla pods, chipotle pepper, and cinnamon sticks.

4. Whisk in the dark cocoa powder and powdered sugar. While still warm, then, pour through a fine mesh sieve to remove any lumps.

5. Serve warm with your favorite toppings.

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