Written by Natalie –
Now that winter is ramping up, all I want to do is get super cozy and indulge in my favorite comfort beverage – hot chocolate. I present to you my new favorite recipe, Spicy Hot Chocolate. The Abuelita Chocolate gives it a rich chocolate flavor with a touch of cinnamon which is so near and dear to Latinos around the holidays. We spiced it up with cayenne pepper and then gave it an aromatic touch with ground cloves. I love this drink. I might try it over ice in the summer just to get my fix.
And sometimes, the hot chocolate isn’t enough to satisfy my chocolate obsession, so we created these Hot Chocolate Cupcakes. Everything hot chocolate! These are TRIPLE chocolate cupcakes, combining Rich Milk Chocolate Flavor NESTLÉ Hot Cocoa Mix, NESTLÉ NESQUIK Chocolate Flavor Powder AND NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels. The flavor is deliciously decadent and also incredibly moist. We decided to have fun and decorate them for the holidays as Santas and Snowmen. Kids would absolutely love decorating these cupcakes with WONKA NERDS Candies. Have fun!
Ingredients for 2 servings:
- 2 cups 2% milk
- 1/2 tablet NESTLÉ ABUELITA Chocolate
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
HEAT milk in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add Abuelita Chocolate; cook, stirring frequently with a whisk, for 5 to 7 minutes or until chocolate is dissolved. Stir in cayenne and cloves; let stand for 1 minute. Using a whisk or hand blender, whisk mixture until frothy. Serve hot.
Cook’s Tip: Sprinkle with cayenne pepper, if desired.