December is generally a month where people like to enjoy themselves and eat a lot of delicious food and drinks. It’s a month where you should stop counting those calories and just live a little. It’s the beginning of december, and it’s the perfect time to share this delicious hot chocolate with you.
A confession I have to make, is that I normally always bought the hot chocolate powder sachets from the supermarket, or I would only drink a hot chocolate on a Christmas market. With some things in the kitchen, you always think it’s easier to buy the ready-made ones. It is such a good idea to just make something from scratch once in a while. You will see it doesn’t take that much time, and isn’t that difficult as you thought it would be!
They believe that the first hot chocolate was created by the Aztecs, around 2000 years ago. Until the 19th century, it was even used medicinally to treat liver and stomach disease. To make the drink they would ground cocoa seeds and mix it with water, cornmeal and chili flakes.
I decided to make a more updated version of this Aztec hot chocolate. Here is what you need:
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch of cayenne pepper
- whipped cream
- Warm the milk together with the dark chocolate in a pan on the fire, until the chocolate melts.
- Pour in a cup and stir in the cinnamon and cayenne pepper.
- Top it off with some whipped cream. You can also put some cinnamon on top.