Green Chile Hot Chocolate

Staff Writer
Green Chile Hot Chocolate
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
1359
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).

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
61g
94%
Sugar
151g
N/A
Saturated Fat
35g
100%
Cholesterol
146mg
49%
Protein
49g
98%
Carbs
156g
52%
Vitamin A
705µg
78%
Vitamin B12
7µg
100%
Vitamin B6
0.7mg
34.2%
Vitamin C
109mg
100%
Vitamin D
19µg
5%
Vitamin E
2mg
8%
Vitamin K
15µg
18%
Calcium
1718mg
100%
Fiber
5g
19%
Folate (food)
90µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
90µg
22%
Iron
3mg
15%
Magnesium
216mg
54%
Monounsaturated
16g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
10%
Phosphorus
1312mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
2285mg
65%
Riboflavin (B2)
3mg
100%
Sodium
664mg
28%
Sugars, added
73g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.7mg
49.5%
Zinc
6mg
43%

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