Traditional Mexican Hot Chocolate
- 4 cups lactose-free whole milk
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 whole nutmeg
- 1 Chipotle chile
- 1 vanilla bean
- ½ cup dark cocoa powder
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
Protein: 5 g
Carbohydrate: 15 g
Total Fat: 5 g
Saturated fat: 3 g
Cholesterol: 18 mg
Calcium: 16% DV
Sodium: 130 mg
In a small saucepan combine the milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, and chipotle chile.
Halve the vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out the seeds using the back of the knife. Drop the bean and seeds into the milk.
Bring milk to medium-high heat. Whisk occasionally until it starts to bubble. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, whisking occasionally taking care not to scorch the milk.
Using a slotted spoon, remove the nutmeg, vanilla, chipotle, and cinnamon.
Over a bowl, sift the cocoa powder and powdered sugar to break up any lumps. Then slowly whisk into milk mixture and stir until smooth.
Serve warm with marshmallows and your favorite toppings like a dash of cinnamon.
* This calls for a dry chipotle chile, not the type in adobo sauce. The longer you infuse the spices into the milk, the more intense the flavor.
*Milk burns easily so make sure you are whisking regularly. Scorched milk will ruin the recipe.
*If you cannot find dark chocolate cocoa powder, you can use regular unsweetened cocoa powder.