Hot Chocolate - South American Style

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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 ch

INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):


  • 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.