Hot Chocolate Milk

How to give a nice hot twist to your cocoa!

Hot cocoa. There is nothing better than that after spending a lot of energy outside sliding, skating, or skiing with the kids! Not only hot chocolate milk will warm you up, but it will also replenish your energy level!

 

Chocolate a Super Food

Chocolate is another superfood that you should consume on a regular basis. But to get all the benefits of the antioxidants that chocolate has, you must use very good quality chocolate and not too sweet. This recipe reminds me of the history class of my kids. They were studying the Mayan civilization and their lifestyle. Dark chocolate has been around for over 3,000 years. It was developed around 1900 B.C in Central and South America as a drink. It was the only form of chocolate that was available at the time. Later, it was also made into a drink for the Aztecs and Mayans for ceremonial and medicinal purposes. So this got me inspired!

 

Hot Chocolate

Spicy Hot Chocolate Milk

by Melanie Dompierre
Quantity for: 4 people
PREP TIME5 mins
COOK TIME15 mins
TOTAL TIME20 mins
The better the quality of chocolate and cocoa powder you use, the more enjoyable this recipe will be!

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cups bittersweet chocolate (chopped)
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch crushed peppercorn
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup milk (for the foam)

Instructions

For the hot Chocolate

  • In a pot, pour 3 cups of milk, add all the spices and cocoa powder, and mix very well.
  • On a low fire, add the chocolate and whip continuously with a whisk until all the chocolate has melted. Be sure to keep the fire low. If the milk or the chocolate burns at the bottom of the pot, you will get a very unpleasant taste.
  • After the chocolate has melted and the cocoa powder has dissolved, remove the pot from the stove.

For the foam

  • In another pot, on a medium fire, pour 1 cup of the milk to make the foam. If you don’t have a milk frother, this step is optional. Alternatively, you could try to apply some physical energy and use a small whisk to achieve a similar result.
  • In a drinking cup pour the hot chocolate and then with a spoon spread some foam on top of the chocolate. You may sprinkle a little bit more cinnamon if you want.
    Hot Chocolate

Notes

Did you make that recipe ..... tag me @mel4skilletsandpots on Instagram and hashtag it #skilletsandpots. 

Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keywords: cacao, chocolate, cinnamon, cocoa, milk, nutmeg, spices, spicy, sugar

Spicy Hot Chocolate Milk

What chocolate do you prefer: white or brown? I love mine dark and bitter:)
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Written by Melanie Dompierre

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