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A Spiced Hot Chocolate Recipe To Keep You Warm This Winter

To say that Diana Yen knows her way around the kitchen is an understatement. As the founder of The Jewels of New York, she has assembled a highly talented collective of chefs who can do more than just cook.  She shared her favorite spiced hot chocolate recipe with Lonny readers.

Diana Yen's Spanish Spiced Hot Chocolate | Lonny.com
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Spanish Spiced Hot Chocolate
Serves 6

There’s hot chocolate, and then there’s hot chocolate. This recipe is for those who want to satisfy their dark-chocolate cravings with a rich, sophisticated, and sensual brew—spiked with cinnamon and pepper! Choose a dear friend, a couple of brioche, and dream of warmer climates.

-- 2 cups whole milk
-- ½ teaspoon cornstarch
-- ¼ cup sugar
-- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
-- pinch of cayenne pepper
-- pinch of salt
-- 4 ounces dark chocolate (70%), chopped

Place 1 cup of the milk in a small bowl and whisk in the cornstarch. Set aside.

In a small saucepan over a medium-low flame, heat the remaining milk. Add the sugar, cinnamon, cayenne, salt, and chocolate, whisking until melted. Add the cornstarch-milk mixture and stir until thickened, about 3-5 minutes. (It should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.) Then serve.

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