Jalapeno Hot Chocolate
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Spice up hot chocolate with a hit of fiery jalapeños, plus fragrant cinnamon and vanilla. Don't forget the marshmallows!


    • 3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, shaved or chopped
    • 4 cups milk
    • 1 cinnamon stick
    • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 jalapeños, stemmed and quartered lengthwise, seeds included
    • 1/2 cup mini-marshmallows, for serving


1. Place the chocolate in a bowl and place a fine mesh sieve over the rim.

2. In a pot add the milk, cinnamon stick, vanilla and jalapeños—seeds included. Steep on low for 15 minutes then raise to a simmer while stirring for 5 more minutes, being sure to not let the milk boil over. Raise the heat to bring the mixture to a brisk boil. Then, while still bubbling, quickly pour milk into the sieve over the bowl of chocolate; discard the solids. Quickly stir the milk to melt the chocolate and pour evenly into four mugs. Top with marshmallows.