Kyle Dromgoole, the owner of Café Brújula, got this simple spiced-hot-chocolate recipe from his wife's Oaxacan grandmother, who makes her own chocolate with local cacao and ground spices. More Warming Drinks

Kyle Dromgoole
October 2009

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Recipe Summary

total:
15 mins
Yield:
4 to 6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a microwave-safe cup, heat the milk at high power for 5 minutes, until boiling.

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  • Add the chopped chocolate to a 1 1/2- to 2-quart heatproof pitcher. Pour the boiling milk over the chocolate and let stand for 1 minute. Mix the milk with the chocolate by rolling a whisk or wooden Mexican molinillo between the palms of your hands, until the hot chocolate is smooth and slightly frothy, about 3 minutes. Pour the hot chocolate into mugs, dust with cinnamon and serve.

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