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Aztec Hot Chocolate

Makes: 12 servings
Serving size: 4 ounce
Prep 15 mins Chill Up to24 hrs Slow Cook 4 hrs  (low) or 2 hours (high)
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  cups  semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 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
Start to Finish 5 mins
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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 12,
  • cal. (kcal) 197,
  • Fat, total (g) 13,
  • chol. (mg) 21,
  • sat. fat (g) 8,
  • carb. (g) 19,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 4,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 16,
  • pro. (g) 5,
  • vit. A (IU) 340,
  • vit. C (mg) 1,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 0,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 8,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 53,
  • Potassium (mg) 261,
  • calcium (mg) 151,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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