Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Cinco de Mayo is Coming (Part Dos): Mexican Hot Chocolate & Ice Cream

If you are looking for a delicious dessert, and not just around Cinco de Mayo, you will want to try this. Mexican Hot Chocolate is the perfect combination of classic and caliente and it is soooooooooooo yummy...

1 cup milk
1/3 cup sugar
dash salt
3/4 tsp cinnamon
8 squares (3 1/2 oz) dark chocolate, chopped
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup half & half or whole milk
vanilla ice cream
cayenne pepper

In saucepan, combine milk, sugar, salt, cinnamon and chocolate. Whisk mixture over low heat until chocolate melts and mixture just begins to simmer. Add vanilla and half & half and heat through.

Fill mugs half way with hot chocolate. Add a scoop of ice cream. Sprinkle ice cream with a dash of cayenne and cinnamon.
Makes 4 servings.

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