Mayan Hot Chocolate

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Missy Wombat

Remember the movie Chocolat where Juliette Binoche adds chili to the drink? Well, this is one recipe for a spiced hot chocolate.

Top Review by kapusniak

Mayan hot chocolate does not contain milk or cream.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add chili pepper to 2 cups boiling water.
  2. Cook until liquid is reduced to 1 cup.
  3. Remove chili pepper; strain for stray seeds, and set aside.
  4. In a medium-size saucepan, combine cream or milk, vanilla bean and cinnamon stick.
  5. Heat over medium flame until bubbles appear around the edge.
  6. Reduce heat to low.
  7. Add chocolate and sugar or honey.
  8. Whisk occasionally until chocolate is melted and sugar dissolves.
  9. Turn off heat.
  10. Remove vanilla bean and cinnamon stick, stir in ground almonds or hazelnuts.
  11. Carefully add the chili pepper infusion, a little at a time, making sure the flavour isn't too strong.
  12. If chocolate is too thick, thin with a little more milk.

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