Cocoa powder gives chocolate its rich flavour and makes this steaming mug of hot cocoa my favourite winter treat. A touch of cayenne pepper balances the temperature heat of the brew but doesn’t make it too spicy. It’s a surprising twist that adds just the right exotic edge.
Yield: Serves one
1 cup milk
1 heaping spoonful cocoa powder
1 heaping spoonful brown sugar
1 handful dark chocolate chips
1 dribble vanilla
NULL tiny pinch cayenne pepper
Pour everything into a small pot and whisk until well combined. Bring to a simmer over a medium heat. Whisk a bit more to froth it up a bit.
Pour into your favourite mug and find a comfy chair to enjoy it in!
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