Green Chile Hot Chocolate

Green Chile Hot Chocolate
Staff Writer
Courtesy of the Four Seasons

No really, it's awesome: Executive chef Andrew Cooper at the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe created this spicy variation of hot chocolate. 

1
Servings
1295
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 6 Cups milk
  • 1 1/2 Cup water
  • 1/4 Cup Piloncillo sugar (unrefined sugar commonly used in Mexican cooking)
  • 1/4 Cup semisweet chocolate
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 Teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 Teaspoon cloves
  • 1/8 Teaspoon green chile powder
  • 1 "Big Jim" green chile
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream, to garnish

Directions

Whisk together sugar, water, cinnamon, nutmeg, and green chile powder in a saucepan over medium heat.  Add milk, chocolate, and 1 "Big Jim" chile and cook, stirring, until hot.  Add vanilla and stir.  Strain mixture through fine sieve and remove whole green chile.

Pour chocolate into serving cups and top with whipped cream (if desired). Sprinkle with a little cinnamon, green chile powder, and nutmeg, and serve with a cinnamon stick (for stirring).

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
44g
63%
Sugar
28g
31%
Saturated Fat
18g
75%
Cholesterol
54mg
18%
Carbohydrate, by difference
162g
100%
Protein
54g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
1098µg
100%
Vitamin B-12
5µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
12mg
16%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
1798mg
100%
Choline, total
15mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
16g
64%
Folate, total
214µg
54%
Iron, Fe
21mg
100%
Magnesium, Mg
253mg
79%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
11mg
79%
Pantothenic acid
5mg
100%
Phosphorus, P
1463mg
100%
Riboflavin
3mg
100%
Selenium, Se
47µg
85%
Sodium, Na
813mg
54%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
12µg
80%
Water
1345g
50%
Zinc, Zn
7mg
88%

Chile Shopping Tip

Fresh peppers get hotter as they age; they will achieve a more reddish hue and sometimes develop streaks in the skin.

Chile Cooking Tip

There are 60 varieties of chile peppers, many of which are used in Mexican cooking. Handle them with care. When handling the spicier kinds, gloves are recommended. Always wash your hands with soap and warm water before touching your eyes.