Total Time
45 Mins
Yield
Serves 8
Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Karen Shinto

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine milk, half-and-half, cinnamon, chiles, zest, and chocolate in a medium pot. Scrape vanilla seeds from pods with side of a knife and add seeds and pods to pan. Bring to a gentle boil over medium-high heat, stirring often; cook 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and steep about 15 minutes. Strain hot chocolate into a bowl, then return to pot.

Step 2

Heat to steaming over medium heat, stirring. Whirl in a blender in 3 batches until frothy and pour into a pitcher or mugs. Garnish with shaved chocolate if you like.

Step 3

Make ahead: Through step 1 up to 3 days, chilled.

Step 4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

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