HOT Hot Chocolate

Yup, let’s see how much fat and sugar we can pack in to keep the belly fires burning.

This is dark, rich, thick, cold-weather fighting stuff. I can’t believe it took me so long to come up with a HOT hot chocolate recipe for my dear Hubby who adores spicy. Y’all better feel special, ‘cuz I’m gonna share my super-de-duper top secret weapon/ingredient with you, and it ain’t the cayenne. I’d better patent this quick.

Here it is. This’ll put hair on your chest (or fat on your thighs, depending on gender).

HOT Hot Chocolate for Two

2 cups milk

2 Tablespoons cocoa

4 squares good, dark eating chocolate– fair trade for all cacao products please

2-3 Tablespoons sugar or more, to taste

pinch of pumpkin pie spice, or any or all of: cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, allspice and ginger

tiny pinch cayenne, to taste

1 Tablespoon, yes, you know it, all Alaskans in the audience will instantly see the brilliance in this… butter

Put all but butter in a saucepan and heat slowly, whisking occasionally till good and hot. Now add that secret weapon cold fighter. Whisk vigorously to melt, and work up some nice foam. Pour into cups and prepare to be worshiped.