Aztec Hot Chocolate

Nice change of pace from the every day powdered mix stuff.  Take your time on this one, you won’t regret it.  Drink It and Like It.


  • 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)

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.



****Courtesy Better Homes and Gardens.

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