It's still FREEZING outside! UGH. Let's Warm up with this delicious hot chocolate recipe inspire by the one's who created it...The Aztecs! If you live somewhere warm - you have to try it anyway!
The Aztecs were the first to serve chocolate as a drink. I’m finding this is becoming popular again, as we search for the exotic! They mixed it with hot chili pepper. I tried this and love it, especially with Chicago's everlasting frigid weather. You can always reduce the amount of chili if it's too hot for you.
Simmer milk in a saucepan with vanilla bean, cinnamon and chili. Heat through for about a minute. Whisk in grated chocolate, and continue to simmer until melted. Remove from heat and let sit or 'steep' for another 5 minutes. Strain out the spices and return to warm for about 2 minutes. I added frothed milk to the top then drizzled melted red chocolate & regular chocolate to add a pretty decoration. (Toothpick to drag & make decoration). Serve!