Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Mexican Hot Chocolate
I've been having some trouble getting in the mood for Christmas this year. I blame it on the fact that we keep hitting 80 degrees here in Texas. That's enough to make a grinch out of anyone. I mean, Christmas is supposed to be cold and snowy and a lot like England, right? Part of my plan to get myself in the mood was to follow a list of activities. Christmas activities. Things like decorating and wrapping presents and listening to bad Christmas carol remakes. But I also planned to make some real hot chocolate.
Mexican hot chocolate is like hot chocolate to the third power. You've got your usual milk and chocolate. But then you also have cinnamon. And chili powder. Yes, I said chili powder. I got the little tabs of Mexican chocolate, and it said to use 4 cups of milk per tab. Well, if you're a disgusting glutton like me, you scoff at such advice and use two. Then you add a tab of chocolate, a shake of ground cinnamon, and a pinch of chili powder. You whisk it up on the stove until it's steaming, and then pour it into a mug. Top with a marshmallow. Okay, to be honest, you top it with one marshmallow when people are looking and then pop two more on when their backs are turned.
Posted by Sara at 7:53 PM