Hot Spiced Mexican Hot Chocolate with Ice Cream Dusted with Chili Powder

Total Time:
10 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive Prep:
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Cook:
5 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Split the vanilla bean and add to the boiling water. Add sugar, cinnamon, espresso, and a pinch of salt. Simmer for 1 minute and add the bittersweet chocolate. Whisk until it gets thick. Add milk and simmer 1 minute. Serve immediately with a dollop of vanilla ice cream and a sprinkling of chili powder on top.

You may make this ahead and reheat. Make sure to either whisk it or blend it in a blender to make it light and foamy before serving. (The classic Mexican chocolate was whisked with a special wooden tool called a 'molinillo'.)

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