Devilish Hot Chocolate
Yield: 2 servings
  • 1.5 cups whole milk
  • 1 3-inch cinnamon stick
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • pinch sea salt
  • ⅛ tsp. allspice
  • SMALL PINCH chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • dash maple syrup (optional)
  • whipped cream (optional)
  1. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, warm up the milk with the cinnamon stick, stirring occasionally.
  2. Once the milk has warmed (little bubbles should form by the edges of the pan and you should see steam), add in the cocoa powder and sugar. Whisk until dissolved.
  3. Stir in the salt, allspice and chipotle powder. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. At this point, taste it and adjust seasonings as necessary. If you want it sweeter, add a dash of maple syrup. If you want more spice, add another pinch of chipotle powder.
  5. When it is to your liking, take it off the heat and discard the cinnamon stick. Pour through a fine mesh strainer into cups and top with whipped cream. Put on your favorite sweatpants and enjoy.
Recipe by Cake Over Steak at