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Aztec Hot Chocolate

From Jonesborough Locally Grown

This is a very simple, yet unusual hot drink combining sweet and spicy, best on chilly days, but tasty anytime.
Source: Chili Pepper Madness website.... Feb. 2011 (Entered by Jeff Stratton)
Serves: 2

1 2/3 cup milk
1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
1 red chile pepper, split and seeds removed
1 stick cinnamon, 3-4 "
1 1/2 oz. grated chocolate

Step by Step Instructions
  1. Simmer milk in saucepan with vanilla, cinnamon and chile. Heat for 1-2 minutes. Whisk in grated chocolate and continue to simmer til melted. Remove from heat and let steep for 10 minutes. Strain out spices and serve.