Devilish Hot Cocoa
Cayenne adds a surprising kick to this sinfully rich cocoa.
Ghirardelli Old Fashioned Double Chocolate Hot Chocolate Mix
tablespoons brandy or Irish whiskey
In a 2 1/2-quart saucepan over medium heat, combine milk, hot chocolate mix, cayenne pepper and salt. Heat mixture, stirring to dissolve cocoa, until steaming hot, do not boil. Stir in brandy or whiskey, if desired. Divide cocoa among 4 mugs and top each with a large dollop of whipped cream.
Tip: Brandy adds a sweet nuttiness to the cocoa while the addition of the Irish whiskey creates a cocoa with more depth and complexity.