Mexican Hot Chocolate

Serves 3 (1 cup each)


3 cups milk (any kind)

3 Tablespoons Lake Champlain Old World Drinking Chocolate, chopped*

1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

1 cinnamon stick

1/4 tsp. chili powder, optional


In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine milk, drinking chocolate shavings, vanilla and cinnamon stick. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring gently.
Remove from heat. If desired, add chili powder to increase spice.
Pour into 3 cups to serve immediately, or set over low heat, stirring occasionally. (When serving this to guests, I also provided bowls of cinnamon sticks and mini marshmallows for each guest to add to their cup.)

* For a recipe from scratch, click here.