Mexican Hot Chocolate
|Number of Servings:||4|
|Ingredients:||2/3 cup milk
1 cup heavy whipping cream
4 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/8 of a vanilla bean
2/3 of a cinnamon stick
1/3 tsp. almond extract
|Preparation - Directions:||* Combine milk, cream, cinnamon sticks and vanilla in a 1-quart stainless steel pot and bring mixture to a boil. Have prepared chocolate in a mixing bowl.
* Allow the heated liquid to steep (rest off the heat) for 5 minutes, then pour over the top of the chopped chocolate.
* Stir the chocolate mixture until chocolate is completely melted and smooth. Pour the warm mixture through a strainer and it is ready to serve.
* Serve immediately or refrigerate.
* To reheat, place chocolate mixture in a 2-quart stainless steel pot on low heat--do not let sit, or it will burn. Stir mixture until warm. Immediately serve and place in 4-oz. portions with a dollop of slightly sweetened, softly-whipped cream and a light dusting of cinnamon.