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Spiced Hot Chocolate
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Spiced Hot Chocolate

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Yield: 1 Dozen 12-Ounce Cups
Warm up to a large, comforting mug of hot chocolate that pulls from the popular Mexican flavor combinations of cinnamon, chile and chocolate. Add a pinch of homemade vanilla sugar for an impressive finishing touch.


Vanilla Sugar:


  1. Sift all ingredients together into a large bowl. Whisk the mixture together to be sure the spices are evenly distributed.
  2. To serve, stir 3 tablespoons of the mix into 1½ cups (12 ounces) of hot milk. Serve in large mugs. Store the remaining mix in a tightly-sealed jar.

Vanilla Sugar:

Yield: 2 cups
  1. Split the vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out the seeds with the back of a knife. Combine the sugar, vanilla pod and seeds together and store in an airtight container for at least 1 week before using.