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Explosive Hot Chocolate Recipe

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The cayenne pepper in this hot chocolate adds an explosive kick to a plain cocoa drink!

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Done here in the Dirty South, we like to put cayenne in EVERYTHING, even our hot chocolate – which, if you think about it, is a little strange.  You know, it is hot enough down here without trying to raise our internal body heat… but we like thing that way. LOL!


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Explosive Hot Chocolate Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

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  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper or more for added punch
  • Hot water


    In a medium size bowl, combine the dry ingredients until evenly distributed. Wet a fingertip and dip it into the mix to taste-test the spicyness. If you want more punch, add a bit more cayenne.

    Using a coffee maker or pot on the stove, heat 4 to 6 cups of water.

    Take your coffee mug and fill it half-full with the dry mix. Top with hot water and stir well.

    Depending on the mug size, makes 2-4 cups.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 478Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 773mgCarbohydrates: 97gFiber: 4gSugar: 83gProtein: 19g

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Miz Helen

Sunday 14th of April 2013

Thank you very much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week! Come Back Soon, Miz Helen

Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma)

Friday 12th of April 2013

I like the addition of cayenne! I'll have to try this! YUM My name is Cindy and I blog over at I wanted to invite you to link up your recipe and any others at our Gluten Free Fridays Recipe Link up party! It happens every Friday and we'd love to have you join us with some of your awesome recipes! It doesn't mean that you have to be a gluten free bloggers. If you have some recipes on your blog that are gluten free that counts! :) Many recipes are naturally gluten free. Also be sure to link up your blog on our Gluten Free Bloggers directory. You can reach the directory by clicking the "glutenfree bloggers" tab on our blog! Thanks, Cindy :)

Pary Moppins

Thursday 11th of April 2013

I put cayenne and cinnamon in my hot chocolate all the time. Love that added warmth. :)

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