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Hot Chocolate - South American Style

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"This is a traditional South American chocolate drink, but to market it well I made it hot chocolate, even though in the old days, South Americans didn't drink it hot. The recipe uses chili powder, and I used red bell pepper to match the sweetness of the chocolate. This is a good way to bring an old recipe into today."
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25 m servings 165
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 cups)


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  1. In a saucepan over low heat, stir together the sugar, cocoa powder and chili powder. Cook and stir for 5 minutes. Add water and bell pepper strips, and mix well. Bring to a simmer, and stir in milk. When the mixture is heated to your liking, remove the pepper strips with a slotted spoon. Add cherry brandy if using, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 165 calories; 3.9 25.1 5.8 10 92 Full nutrition

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wow. that's WILD!!! i actually like it a lot! i think i might have put in a little too much chili powder, and i used green pepper instead of red, but it was still great for a cold day. Yum. ...

If you are into unusual chocolate flavor combos, you HAVE to try this. I am a big hot chocolate fan, and this is one of the best and most unusual I have ever had. I gave it 4 stars because I m...

Put a couple sticks of beef jerky to give it a authentic taste

I LOVED this! I've been looking for a recipe like this for weeks (in honor of my favorite Mexican Restaurant within 300 miles: Junior Salsa's in Arbor Vitae, WI). This is the best recipe I've fo...

Very tasty! I think this would be easy to make in the microwave using a glass bowl. It was great to dip sugar cookies in.