From the kitchen of Georgia Johnson, Austin, Texas, thecomfortofcooking.com
"Simmered with a cinnamon stick, vanilla extract, and a touch of chili powder, this hot chocolate is amazingly fragrant and delicious with a dollop of whipped cream."
3 cups milk
1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (3.5-oz.) chili chocolate bar, chopped
1/4 teaspoon chili powder (optional)
Garnishes: whipped cream, shaved chocolate
How to Make It
Bring milk, cinnamon stick, cocoa, and vanilla to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low; stir in chopped chocolate until melted. Remove from heat. Add chili powder, if desired. Discard cinnamon stick. Garnish, if desired.
Note: We tested with Lindt Excellence Chili Dark Chocolate.