Hot Chocolate

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Appears in

Chocolate: Discovering, Exploring, Enjoying


By Sara Jayne Stanes

Published 2005

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Use the best quality cocoa powder you can find. The heat of the chili takes this chocolate drink to another dimension!


  • 2 teaspoons best quality unsweetened cocoa powder
  • cups whole milk, or


Put the cocoa powder in a heatproof bowl, add about 1 tablespoon of the milk, and mix to a smooth paste with a wooden spoon.

Put the remaining milk, or milk and cream, in a saucepan, add the chili, and bring to a boil. Carefully strain the boiling milk onto the cocoa paste through a fine-mes