Devilish Hot Chocolate
10 months ago

Devilish Hot Chocolate

Cayenne adds a surprising kick to this sinfully rich cocoa! Take things up another level by adding your choice of brandy or Irish whiskey. Brandy will give a sweet, nutty flavor, while adding Irish whiskey creates more depth and complexity.

4 servings
Preparation time: 10 minutes

4 cups milk
¾ cup hot chocolate mix of your choice
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
1 ½ tablespoons brandy or Irish whiskey (optional)


  1. In a 2 ½-quart saucepan, combine milk, hot chocolate mix, cayenne pepper and salt over medium heat.
  2. Heat mixture, stirring to dissolve cocoa mix, until steaming hot. Do not boil.
  3. Stir in alcohol, if desired.
  4. Divide hot chocolate among 4 mugs and top each with a large dollop of whipped cream.