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Spiked Spicy Cocoa Recipe

It's more than hot chocolate. Our spicy cocoa recipe (spiked with a touch rum if you want it) is bursting with bold flavors to keep you warm on chilly nights.

| December 2010/January 2011

If you find yourself chilled to the bone on an especially bitter evening, mix up our spicy cocoa recipe to add some heat to your chocolate. And if it's been an especially long day, add a little booze to it too. 

Ingredients: 

6 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped or grated
3/4 cup raw sugar
1/8 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp freshly grated cinnamon
1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cayenne pepper
2 cups milk
2 cups heavy cream
1 tsp whole cloves
1 tsp peppercorns
1/2 tbsp cardamom pods
1 tsp grated ginger
1 vanilla bean, split in half lengthwise
1 egg, beaten
Whipped cream
Splash of vanilla vodka, spiced rum, coffee liqueur, or bourbon (optional)
 

Instructions: 



Heat the chocolate, sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, chili powder, and cayenne in a double boiler. Whisk together until the chocolate has melted, then set aside.

In a separate pan, heat the milk, cream and remaining spices over low heat. Stir until the milk begins to bubble but not boil. Remove from heat and strain out the spices. Whisk the milk mixture into the chocolate.

Vicky Busby
12/17/2011 12:19:09 AM

I do something similar without the egg step. The chili powder and cayenne are wonderful in this recipe!







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