National Hot Chocolate Day

Today is National Hot Chocloate day!!  Yeah..except in Iowa it was in the 50's today.  Not so much a hot chocolate day.  Here is a great recipe if you are in the mood to have your own cup.

Mexican Hot Cocoa
3 1/4 cups 2% milk
6 ounces white chocolate, chopped
1 egg, beaten
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Place the white chocolate in a medium metal bowl over a pan of barely simmering water, or in the top half of a double boiler. Allow the chocolate to melt, stirring occasionally until smooth. Stir in cayenne pepper and cinnamon. Whisk in the egg until smooth.               

Gradually whisk in one cup of the milk until completely incorporated, about 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in remaining milk, and heat until hot, but not simmering. You do not want a skin to form on top of the milk. It will be ready to drink when either the taste of the cayenne is masked by the temperature of the milk (the spiciness of the pepper will remain), or when the hot chocolate is at your desired temperature. Ladle the hot chocolate into mugs and garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon.               

1 comment:

  1. National Hot Chocolate Day and I missed it! Thanks for joining the Frugal Tuesday Tip this week. http://juliecache.com/2012/01/30/frugal-tuesday-tip-53/.html I did buy some International House "Coffee" and drank that today. Peppermint mocha -- it counts as hot chocolate, right?