Devilish Hot Cocoa

Devilish Hot Cocoa

Devilish Hot Cocoa


4 servings


  • 4 cups milk
  • ¾ cup hot chocolate mix of your choice
  • ¼ teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 ½ tablespoons brandy or Irish whiskey , optional
Cayenne adds a surprising kick to this sinfully rich cocoa.


  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.

* Recipes created for given quantity. Changes to quantities are for planning purposes only and have not been tested.