Spicy Hot Chocolate

Some like it hot…when it comes to a recipe’s temperature and heat level. This hot cocoa accomplishes both goals. It’s steamy with a hint of sweetness from the trifecta of chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon, but also spicy thanks to the addition of cayenne pepper, which you can adjust up or down depending on your preference. You get the best of both worlds in a single cup—rich, velvety cocoa (hello, sweet) and a fiery kick of heat (hey there, spicy!). It’s a harmonious blend of contrasting flavors and sensations. If you prefer a milder cup, try this Almond Hot Cocoa recipe (which you swap in any milk you prefer) instead. You’ll love it a-choco-lot!

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