How to Make Spiced Hot Chocolate

A variation on Mexican-spiced hot chocolate with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cayenne.

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How to Make Spiced Hot Chocolate Recipe
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For every serving of hot chocolate, you'll want around 1 cup milk.

For every serving of hot chocolate, you'll want around 1 cup milk.

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Add your milk to a saucepan and scald it (right under a boil).

Add your milk to a saucepan and scald it (right under a boil).

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Add two tablespoons sugar for every cup of milk to the saucepan and stir until dissolved. (Bonus: my sugar has vanilla beans buried at the bottom. Delicious!)

Add two tablespoons sugar for every cup of milk to the saucepan and stir until dissolved. (Bonus: my sugar has vanilla beans buried at the bottom. Delicious!)

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Since this is spiced hot chocolate, add a dash of cinnamon and a grind or two of fresh nutmeg for each serving. Add it to the milk and sugar mixture.

Since this is spiced hot chocolate, add a dash of cinnamon and a grind or two of fresh nutmeg for each serving. Add it to the milk and sugar mixture.

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If you're looking for a bit of a kick, add a dash or two of cayenne (optional).

If you're looking for a bit of a kick, add a dash or two of cayenne (optional).

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You'll want around 3 ounces of chocolate for every serving of hot chocolate you make. Personally, I like dark chocolate, but you could do this with any kind.

You'll want around 3 ounces of chocolate for every serving of hot chocolate you make. Personally, I like dark chocolate, but you could do this with any kind.

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Place chocolate into a blender and slowly pour scalded milk mixture over the chocolate. Place top on blender and mix until chocolate is combined and the milk is frothy.

Place chocolate into a blender and slowly pour scalded milk mixture over the chocolate. Place top on blender and mix until chocolate is combined and the milk is frothy.

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Pour into your favorite mug and savor. Or share with the webteam!

Pour into your favorite mug and savor. Or share with the webteam!

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