Two bloggers came together to make this post possible. A while ago, the lovely Trupti from The Spice Who Loved Me blog blogged about a chili infused chocolate. As a lover of all things chili, I wrote to her asking where I can find this chocolate. ‘Local grocery store’, she said. A few weeks later, Trupti so thoughtfully wrote to ask me if I had found the chili chocolate. I told her I had looked and looked, but couldnt find it
The next thing I know, I receive an “Air mail Par avion” packet (“pacquet“, this case) from Canada! With a slab of Lindt excellence chili infused chocolate and a Lindt cherry and chili bar from Trupti!
The chili infused chocolate is my favorite. It tastes like Lindt dark chocolate at first, but it finishes with a hint of red chili in the back of your throat – just sensational! I knew just the perfect recipe to use this chocolate in. Yasmeen’s, almond milk hot chocolate. Yasmeen’s Healthnut blog is full of healthy recipes and great nutritional information. Ever since she posted her almond milk cocoa recipe, Ive been wanting to try it.
So here’s what I did – make Yasmeen’s almond milk recipe and melt in the chili chocolate sent by Trupti.
Almond Milk Hot Chocolate with Chili
makes 2 cups
2 cups Yasmeen’s Almond milk (its easy – soak almonds overnight, grind them with water in a blender and then squeeze out the milk)
4 squares Lindt excellence chili bar substitute with chocolate chips or cocoa powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
a pinch cayenne pepper
Place the almond milk and chocolate squares in a pan on low heat. Heat the almond milk whisking constantly, till the chocolate melts. Once the chocolate is completely incorporated in the almond milk. Turn off heat, whisk in vanilla and cayenne.