Cayenne-Infused Hot Cocoa
The ancient Aztecs first developed cocoa as a beverage and it was invariably spiked with fiery chili peppers, which compliment the fruity, earthy bitterness of cocoa in an amazing way. Cayenne-infused sweetened hot cocoa is a libation fit for the gods, and tasting it you'll understand how chocolate got it's botanical name Theobroma, which means drink of the gods. If you'd like to replicate a more authentic Aztec drink, substitute the more emphatically flavored natural cocoa powder for the Dutch-processed.
- 1 heaping tablespoon Frontier Organic Fair Trade Certified Cocoa Powder (processed with akali)
- 1 teaspoon Frontier Organic Fair Trade Certified Cane Sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon Frontier Organic Ground Cayenne Chili Pepper
- 1 cup whole milk
1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring milk to simmer, stirring frequently.
2. Add cocoa, sugar and cayenne. Whisk vigorously until fully dissolved and frothy.