How could you go wrong?
I discovered this stuff a few years ago thanks to some friends and a wonderful little place here in Louisville called Coco's Chocolate Cafe. This is my version of their signature drink. Feel free to dress it down or up based on your personal preferences. :D
If you're curious about how good it is - I'm lactose intolerant, but I will have a bit of it when I make it. It's so delicious I'm willing to suffer the consequences.
Step 1: Ingredients and supplies!
- one cup milk
- one cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup heavy cream for making whipped cream
- cayenne pepper or chili powder
- one 3.5 oz bar dark chocolate, broken into squares or large bits
Step 2: Warm the milk and cream.
You'll want to stir it every few minutes until you begin to see tin bubbles forming around the edges and steam coming from the pot.
Step 3: Make the whipped cream.
This is a great thing to do while waiting on the milk to get hot... just make sure to take a break from whisking every so often to stir the milk.
The pictures show the process.
Step 4: Add the chocolate to the hot milk & cream.
When done it should look like the last photo.