Aztec Hot Chocolate

from the kitchen of Chef Paul Prudhomme

Makes 4 servings

The ancient Aztecs enjoyed a beverage made from cocoa and chilies. Our recipe is a modern homage to this exotic flavor combination.
5 tablespoons Chef Paul Prudhomme's Sweetie Magic®
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
½ teaspoon Chef Paul Prudhomme's Pasilla Chile
½ teaspoon Chef Paul Prudhomme's Guajillo Chile
¼ teaspoon Chef Paul Prudhomme's Chipotle Chile
2 cups milk
2 cups heavy cream
how to prepare

Combine the Sweetie Magic®, cocoa powder, Pasilla, Guajillo and Chipotle chilies in a mixing bowl or heatproof pitcher. Stir until combined.  Stir the milk and heavy cream together in a saucepan and place over low heat. Heat the milk and cream until it is just beginning to simmer at the edges. Pour about ¼ cup of the liquid into the dry ingredients and whisk until they are combined into a smooth paste. Gradually whisk in the remaining liquid. Return the chocolate mixture to the saucepan and bring back to almost simmering. Serve hot.

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