Here is a great recipe for Mayan Hot Chocolate from What’s Cooking America. This just seems so delicious. I have not tried this one yet because I need some of the ingredients but I think that it would be fabulous. And I really like the fact that there is vanilla bean in this one. This just seems like the perfect hot chocolate for those colder nights that are coming up pretty soon!
2 cups boiling water
In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add chile pepper to boiling water. Cook until liquid is reduced to 1 cup. Remove chile pepper; strain water and set aside.
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine cream or milk, vanilla bean and cinnamon stick until bubbles appear around the edge. Reduce heat to low; add chocolate and sugar or honey; whisk occasionally until chocolate is melted and sugar dissolves. Turn off heat; remove vanilla bean and cinnamon stick. Add chile-infused water, a little at a time, tasting to make sure the flavor isn’t too strong. If chocolate is too thick, thin with a little more milk.
Serve in small cups and offer ground almonds or hazelnuts and whipped cream.
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