"An excellent recipe for a cool nights. A festive drink for the holidays after caroling. Use flavors like peppermint extract and garnish with candy cane for festive Christmas holiday. It's also very good with Baileys® Irish cream and mint. Garnish with some mint leaves on top of the whipped cream. Can be cook in a slow cooker as well. Top with whipped cream, caramel, and chocolate chips."
Whisk sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and salt together in a small bowl.
Bring milk to a boil in a saucepan, whisking constantly. Whisk in cocoa mixture until dissolved, reduce heat to low, and simmer until flavors combine, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.