Hot chocolate recipe with chilies and vanilla bean

A luxurious rich hot chocolate, with notes of chili pepper and real vanilla bean.

Omanhene "Cleopatra" Hot Chocolate
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Recipe type: Drinking Chocolate
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Serves: 4
 
A luxurious, rich hot chocolate with a touch of chili pepper and real vanilla bean. Perfect for a romantic evening.
Ingredients
  • 1 vanilla bean (split lengthwise)
  • 8 oz Omanhene 80% Baking Chocolate
  • 7 cups whole milk
  • 1 red chili pepper
  • 2 Tbs honey
  • Pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Pour the milk in a saucepan.
  2. Add the split vanilla bean to the saucepan and bring milk to a boil for 5 minutes, then remove the vanilla bean. Remove milk from heat.
  3. Meanwhile, finely chop the chocolate into ¼ inch pieces. Place the chocolate in a medium heat-proof bowl and place bowl over a saucepan half full of simmering water. Using a rubber spatula, stir the chocolate constantly until melted.
  4. Immediately pour the melted chocolate into the milk and vanilla mixture and whisk until well combined.
  5. Cut the chili pepper in half, remove seeds and rinse pepper well.
  6. Chop the chili pepper into extremely fine pieces and add it to the hot chocolate.
  7. Add honey and salt, stirring until well combined and smooth.
  8. Pour into mugs and serve hot.