Aztec Hot Chocolate

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  • Makes: 12 servings
  • Serving Size: 4 ounce
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Chill: Up to 24 hrs
  • Slow Cook: 4 hrs (low) or 2 hours (high)
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Aztec Hot Chocolate
Ingredients
4
cups milk
2
cups half-and-half or whole milk
1
teaspoon instant espresso coffee powder
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper
1 1/2
1
recipe Sweetened Whipped Cream (optional)
 
Ground cinnamon (optional)
Directions
  1. In a large bowl combine milk, half-and-half, coffee powder, the 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and the ground chipotle chile pepper. If desired, cover bowl and chill for up to 24 hours.
  2. Transfer mixture to a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Stir in chocolate pieces. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 4 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 hours, whisking vigorously once halfway through cooking time. Serve immediately or keep warm on warm setting or low-heat setting for up to 2 hours.
  3. Before serving, whisk well. To serve, ladle beverage into heatproof mugs or cups. If desired, garnish each serving with whipped cream and/or sprinkle with additional cinnamon.
Sweetened Whipped Cream
Ingredients
1
cup whipping cream
2
tablespoons sugar
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
Directions
  1. In a chilled mixing bowl combine whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form (tips curl).
Nutrition Facts (Aztec Hot Chocolate)
    Per serving:
  • 197 kcal cal.,
  • 13 g fat
  • (8 g sat. fat,
  • 4 g monounsatured fat),
  • 21 mg chol.,
  • 53 mg sodium,
  • 19 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 16 g sugar,
  • 5 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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