hot chocolate with a cinnamon stick
This recipe serves 2 and is by far the best way to have a hot chocolate. By using actual dark chocolate instead of the powdered varieties you are able to conjure a richer chocolatey flavor that the others do not live up to. With the ground cinnamon and cayenne pepper adding that spice element to it, it helps create a warming beverage that is simply perfect for those winter months. 


  • 2 - 3 tbs unsweetened dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cups whole cows milk or soya milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper optional 
  • Cocoa powder for dusting


  • Pour two cups of milk into a saucepan 
  • Add half a tsp of cinnamon, 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper & your sugar 
  • Keep whisking until it starts bubbling around the edges and then add your diced chocolate
  • Add vanilla extract
  • Once boiled pour it into a cup and finish with a cinnamon stick, and top with some cocoa powder and enjoy! 

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When making a traditional Mexican hot chocolate, you need to have the authentic molinillo whisk for such an occasion.


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