Coffee, cocoa, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and nutmeg come together in this delicious Spicy Hot Chocolate Mocha drink.
Don’t wanna be the one to break this to you, (your computer probably beat me to it) but today is October 1.
That means that we are officially done with Summer. At least that’s how I feel. September is still a big part of Summer for me. But, October is definitely Fall. Yesterday I decorated my home to fit the Fall/Harvest theme. My house is all brown and orange… my husband kinda rolled his eyes when he saw… whatevs! I also put a couple of scarecrows in the front yard – they are so cute!
Do you decorate according to the seasons? I find that it helps me enjoy the time that much more. Is it just me?!
Another question; have you ever made something food-related and didn’t know what the heck to call it?! That was me and this extremely magnificent, stunning little hotness of a drink! Spicy Hot Chocolate Mocha seems fitting, but it took me a good 20 minutes to decide on it.
I often go to my kitchen counter, bring out the guns, a.k.a. brown sugar, sugar, coffee, chocolate chips, butter, etc… – and get to work. Recipe development is my FAVE! I enjoy watching ingredients come together, making something as wonderful as a cookie, a cake, or even a drink.
While I was in the middle of producing this concoction, I realized that my love for coffee is SO BIG that I could not go on with making this spicy hot chocolate without throwing a tablespoon of cawfee in there. I, just, could.not.do.it.
Obsessed!? You think?!? Naaaaaah! I just need to be awake!
If you are still trying to get over this whole Summer-thing being ova, try embracing Fall with a cup of this deliciousness. For reals. It will blow you away!
Okay, so it might not literally blow you away, but I think you will love it! If you don’t love it enough, then just throw a shot of bourbon in it… you will start loving everything around you, not just the drink… 🙂 While you’re at it, you can also try my other Hot Chocolate drink – Spiked Pumpkin Pie White Hot Chocolate – that one is BEYOND!
- 1-1/2 cups milk
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons good quality cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- Whipped Cream
- mini chocolate chips
- Chocolate Syrup
- Caramel Syrup
Place all ingredients, except the toppings, in a medium-sized saucepan and cook over medium-low heat, constantly whisking, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until heated through.
Pour into two coffee cups or glasses and top with whipped cream, marshmallows, mini chocolate chips, chocolate syrup and caramel syrup.