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Spicy Aztec Hot Chocolate with Chili, Cinnamon, and Mezcal

What you need

1 whole dried ancho chile pod, split
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
Chile powder, cocoa nib, and/or dark chocolate shavings for garnish
6 cinnamon sticks
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
pinch kosher salt
2 cups whole milk

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How to do it

1. In medium saucepan, stir cocoa with sugar and salt. Stir in milk, 2 cinnamon sticks, ancho chile, and bittersweet chocolate.

2. Heat over medium heat until, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and mixture is hot. Gently whisk to completely homogenize mixture. Simmer over low heat, whisking occasionally, until fragrant, about 10 minutes. Carefully drain and discard chile and cinnamon sticks

3. Return to pot and add mezcal.

4. Heat through. Using a hand blender, a milk frother, or a whisk, beat chocolate until foamy, then divide into four glasses.

5. Garnish with chile powder, cocoa nib (or chocolate shavings), and a cinnamon stick.

6. Serve immediately

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Nutrition

Calories
451.42cal ( 22.57% of daily need)
Fat
23.34g ( 35.91% of daily need)
Saturated Fat
19.3g ( 120.63% of daily need)
Carbohydrates
55.22g ( 18.41% of daily need)
Sugar
32.44g ( 36.04% of daily need)
Cholesterol
12.77mg ( 4.26% of daily need)
Sodium
165.26mg ( 7.19% of daily need)
Caffeine
12.36mg ( 4.12% of daily need)
Protein
10.92g ( 21.84% of daily need)
Manganese
1.31mg ( 65.67% of daily need)
Vitamin A
3129.5IU ( 62.59% of daily need)
Fiber
9.93g ( 39.74% of daily need)
Calcium
379.72mg ( 37.97% of daily need)
Vitamin B2
0.45mg ( 26.3% of daily need)
Phosphorus
236.65mg ( 23.66% of daily need)
Potassium
827.17mg ( 23.63% of daily need)
Zinc
3.09mg ( 20.6% of daily need)
Copper
0.4mg ( 19.79% of daily need)
Magnesium
73.26mg ( 18.32% of daily need)
Vitamin K
18.09µg ( 17.22% of daily need)
Iron
2.83mg ( 15.7% of daily need)
Vitamin E
2.14mg ( 14.27% of daily need)
Selenium
9.13µg ( 13.04% of daily need)
Vitamin B6
0.25mg ( 12.25% of daily need)
Vitamin B12
0.71µg ( 11.8% of daily need)
Vitamin D
1.59µg ( 10.57% of daily need)
Vitamin B5
1.01mg ( 10.14% of daily need)
Vitamin B3
1.88mg ( 9.38% of daily need)
Vitamin B1
0.13mg ( 8.68% of daily need)
Folate
25.06µg ( 6.27% of daily need)
Vitamin C
3.24mg ( 3.93% of daily need)

Breakdown

Proteins
9.2%
Fat
44.26%
Carbs
46.54%
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only.

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