Spicy Mayan Hot Chocolate

Spicy Mayan Hot Chocolate
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Want a little kick in your cocoa? Try this deliciously spicy winter drink.

4
Servings
474
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups water boiling water
  • 1 ancho chile pepper, halved with seeds removed
  • 4 cups milk (whole milk preferred)
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 8 Ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 Tablespoons organic honey
  • 1 Tablespoon almond slivers, ground fine

Directions

Over medium-high heat in a medium saucepan, add chile pepper to boiling water. Cook until liquid is reduced to approximately 1 cup. Remove chile pepper with tongs. Strain spicy water over a bowl. Set aside.

Over medium heat in a medium saucepan, combine milk, vanilla bean, and cinnamon sticks. Heat until small bubbles appear around the edges. Reduce heat to simmer. Add chocolate and honey. Whisk continuously until chocolate is melted. Turn off heat. Remove vanilla bean and cinnamon sticks with tongs and discard.

Add spicy chile-infused water a small bit at a time until desired taste is achieved. Add milk to achieve desired thickness of hot chocolate. Serve in small mugs or glass cups garnished with whipped cream and ground almonds. 

Hot Chocolate Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Hot Chocolate Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
26g
40%
Sugar
53g
N/A
Saturated Fat
15g
73%
Cholesterol
24mg
8%
Protein
11g
21%
Carbs
59g
20%
Vitamin A
118µg
13%
Vitamin B12
1µg
18%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
8.6%
Vitamin C
16mg
27%
Vitamin D
3µg
1%
Vitamin E
0.9mg
4.3%
Vitamin K
6µg
7%
Calcium
317mg
32%
Fiber
4g
18%
Folate (food)
23µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
23µg
6%
Iron
2mg
12%
Magnesium
99mg
25%
Monounsaturated
8g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.7mg
3.5%
Phosphorus
294mg
42%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
591mg
17%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.5mg
29.3%
Sodium
118mg
5%
Sugars, added
40g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
10.4%
Zinc
2mg
13%

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