Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Fancy Ass Hot Chocolate.

Isn't it supposed to be getting warmer here in LA? I'm spoiled with the weather here, so I'm still trying to cope with it. One of the ways I do this is through comfort foods and drinks...and what's more comforting in this cold than hot chocolate?! The powdered stuff is okay, but nothing comes close to the way I make my "fancy ass" hot chocolate. I use milk and diced dark chocolate to make this magic happen.


So yummy!


  • 2 cups of milk (I use skim milk, but whole milk makes it more decadent)
  • 1 stick of cinnamon 
  • 1 tablespoon of white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 3 ounces chopped dark chocolate
  • 1 pinch of Ancho chile powder (optional)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  1. Heat the cinnamon stick in the milk  mixed with sugar and vanilla in a medium saucepan under low heat.
  2. Heat until the milk mixture gently simmers then take off the heat. Let it steep for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Remove the cinnamon stick and discard. 
  4. Chop the dark chocolate into small pieces and place in a microwave safe bowl. Heat the chocolate in the microwave 30 seconds at a time, mix after every 30 seconds until it is completely melted.
  5. Place the steeped milk over medium low heat and add the melted chocolate to it. Whisk until completely incorporated and mixture is hot. 
  6. Add a pinch of salt and Ancho chile powder.
  7. Divide between mugs and top with marshmallows.
Makes 2 cups of hot chocolate. 

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