How have I never heard of National Cocoa day??? Apparently it is on December 13th. I'm so ready for it.
Cocoa is one of my favorite drinks and a definite must for the holidays. You know the feeling: when you sit down and drink a steaming hot cup of cocoa and you can feel the warmth spreading all across your body. To me, that right there feels like Christmas.
Now although this is not quite hot cocoa, it definitely hits the spot. I have been buying and drinking so much white hot chocolate recently, that I thought "why don't I make it myself?"
Reaching for my bottle of cinnamon, I accidentally reach for my almost empty bottle of chili powder. Whatever, let's dump this into the saucepan too. And I'm glad I did. This makes for the perfect kick.
Makes 1 large drink
-1 3/4 cup whole milk
-5 tablespoons white chocolate chips
-1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
-1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1. Place the white chocolate in a medium metal bowl over a pan of simmering water. When the chocolate is melted, mix in the chili powder and cinnamon.
2. Mix in the milk gradually, stirring until hot (do not allow to boil). Pour into a mug and top with whipping cream.
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