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Xocolatl (Aztec Chocolate)

Rated as 3.75 out of 5 Stars
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"This bitter, spicy Aztec drink is what modern 'Hot Chocolate' is based from. For a more authentic version the way the Aztecs enjoyed, chill the Xocolatl before drinking."
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Ingredients

20 m servings 46
Original recipe yields 2 servings

Directions

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  1. Bring 1 1/2 cup water to a boil in a pot; add the chili pepper, seeds included, to the boiling water and cook at a boil for 5 to 10 minutes. Strain the chili pepper and seeds from the water; return the water to the pot. Add 4 cups water to the chili pepper-infused water, reduce heat to medium-low, and bring to a slow boil. Stir the cocoa powder and vanilla extract into the boiling water; cook and stir until the powder dissolves completely, 5 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 46 calories; 1.5 8.5 2.6 0 24 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This is hard to rate because I think of sweetened hot chocolate, which this is NOT! It is a drink that one's tastes must adjust to. I tried this as a hot drink and as a cold drink; I prefer it...

Most helpful critical review

Very interesting taste!

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This is hard to rate because I think of sweetened hot chocolate, which this is NOT! It is a drink that one's tastes must adjust to. I tried this as a hot drink and as a cold drink; I prefer it...

Very interesting taste!

This is a wonderful drink. Hot or cold it really fits the bill. I make a batch in the mornings and drink small cups throughout the day. You can also add cream and sweetener for a more convention...

Good starting point but this had no appeal. Maybe I wasn't using the right peppers as nothing in my market was labelled "green chili" so I went with jalapeños. Anyway after giving up, I arrived...

Tasty and fast! As everyone else said, the taste is very different than normal hot chocolate. Replaced the green chili pepper with 2 tsp chili powder (it was really spicy so less would probably ...

I would give 3.5 stars. The taste is very interesting, but I can`t say I liked this so much. The chocolate was very hot and after a few sips the taste became boring. I could hardly drink more th...

A bit too hot for my liking, I decided to steep cayenne instead of green chilies as I couldn't find them. However, a great cough suppressant when you add milk... Yeah i'm going to do this again ...