Well, the drink made by Mayans using cocoa underwent several changes when chocolate was discovered, thus rather than going for cocoa powder we can add shaved chocolate which was already sweeter in nature.Well do check out the difference between hot cocoa and hot chocolate here .It is said that chocolate with 70% cocoa is healthier than others.As for me,I wanted to see how the Mayans made it and found several versions for spiced chocolate some using fresh chillies,some using Mexican chocolate etc.I have adapted this version from Andreas.com where cocoa powder is used along with dried chile pepper and other spices and the result was a comforting spiced cocoa with the heat from chile.
Milk: 2 cups or mugs
Cocoa powder (unsweetened): 3-4 tbsp
All Purpose Flour: 1/2 tsp
Brown Sugar: 2 tbsp +
Cinnamon stick : crushed into small pieces
Cloves : crushed
Fresh grated Nutmeg
Dried Chilli pepper : I used dried chipotles though normal dried red chillies can be used.Even fresh jalapeno can be used as I have seen in some sites.: powdered or finely chopped.
Powdered Sugar: 1-2 tsp
Want a chocolatey version, see Spicy Hot Chocolate Drink by Lubna
an Alcoholic version : Spirited Hot Chocolate
or be patient another chocolatey drink is coming soon.
So warm the wintery evenings with delicious Mayan style Hot Cocoa.