Everything you like about chocolate defined in a single cup.
Prep time:2 minutes
Total time:10 minutes
Yield:Makes 4 cups
Mexican Hot Chocolate
4 ouncesunsweetened cacao powder
2 ouncesgranulated sugar
1 teaspoonground cinnamon
1 teaspoonvanilla extract
32 ounces2% milk
Severalcinnamon sticks, optional garnish
Splashhot water, optional
Combine cacao, sugar, cinnamon and cayenne in mixing bowl. Stir until blended, about 1 minute.
Heat vanilla and milk in medium-sized saucepan over medium heat. Reduce heat as milk begins to boil, 6 to 8 minutes. Slowly add contents of mixing bowl to milk. Stir continuously until dissolved, about 2 minutes. If the result is too rich, add hot water to taste. Serve hot.