I woke up this morning and it was fall outside!
When I opened my fridge, I saw a carton of milk I had bought this week to use in the red velvet cake. I bought it at Wal Mart because I was in a hurry, and Wal Mart milk always goes bad. So I figured I should drink some of it before it rots. Before I poured the glass, I thought I’d see what a little cinnamon in milk does. Then I remembered one of my friends asking me if you could make hot chocolate from cocoa powder. I’ve seen recipes before but I’ve never really tried. So I added some cocoa powder to the cinnamon, and a bit of honey and chili powder. I poured in the milk and heated it up and out came hot chocolate!
I bet it would be good with a lil cardamom.
Hot Chocolate (single serving)
- 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tbsp honey
- 1.5 – 2 cups milk–regular, soy, rice, almond, etc
Put everything but the milk in your mug. Add about 1/3 cup milk to the mug. You can stir it a bit; it probably doesn’t make much difference. Heat it on High for 30 seconds. Sir it vigorously until all the clumps are gone and it looks like thick chocolate milk. Now, if you want hot chocolate, add the rest of the milk and heat it up for another minute. If you want chocolate milk, add the rest of the milk, stir and enjoy!
By the way, you might get some clumps on the bottom just like if you use instant cocoa. You never know…