Useless (youngwilliam) wrote,

Cacaua Atl

Intrigued by the idea of "hot chocolate with chili and ginger" (and how much I've liked chocolate chili, chipotle chocolate cake, et cetera), I decided to give it a go. Alas I wasn't provided with measurements for these, so I'm about to take a wild guess and see what comes of it.

1/2 heaping tbsp (~10 ml) cocoa powder
1/2 heaping tbsp powdered sugar
1 tsp (5 ml) ginger (powder)
1 tsp cayenne (powder)

Toss into a coffee mug 1/3 full of half & half, nuke it for a bit, then top it off with h&h (the mug I'm using holds 1 1/2 cups (360 ml) in all). Obviously, milk is probably fine to use; I just don't have any right now.

Ok, you might not want to do this. *ahem*

My guess above is a little heavy on the cayenne. You take a sip, it tastes pretty yummy for the first few moments, but as it goes down your throat it leaves the taste of burning, which lingers for a while.

Next time, I think I'll halve the amount of cayenne. Although note that although it's a little painful to drink, I still finished off the mug.

PS: In washing out the cup, it seems the ginger just stayed together as one big lump at the bottom. So next time, I'm halving both the ginger and the cayenne, and then stirring before heating.
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