Bring In The Heat With This Incredible Aztec Hot Chocolate

7 months ago


Did you know that the ancient Aztecs enjoyed their chocolate concoctions with herbs and spices to invigorate themselves? Good thing we have the Swiss Miss Dark Chocolate Mocha mixed with our choice of special ingredients to indulge ourselves during times of comfort and want. The addition of chilies bring a welcome hint of heat and splendor to the hot beverage making it a chocolate drink worth making again and again.


Makes 1 serving

1 cup Full cream milk
2 pinches Chili powder, plus more for garnish
Pinch of Cayenne pepper
1 Cinnamon stick
1 sachet Swiss Miss Dark Chocolate Mocha
Dash of red chili flakes, for garnish
Cinnamon powder, for garnish

  1. Heat milk in a small pot over low-medium heat. Add chili powder, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon stick.
  2. Turn heat to low and simmer for 1-2 minutes. When done, turn off heat and mix in Swiss Miss Dark Chocolate Mocha.
  3. Pour into a mug. Dust with cinnamon powder and chili powder or red chili flakes, for garnish.

Recipe by Janelle Año
Photographed by Miguel Abesamis of Studio 100


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