Hot Chocolate - South American Style

Hot Chocolate - South American Style

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"This is a traditional South American chocolate drink, but to market it well I made it hot chocolate, even though in the old days, South Americans didn't drink it hot. The recipe uses chili powder, and I used red bell pepper to match the sweetness of the chocolate. This is a good way to bring an old recipe into today."
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25 m servings 165 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 165 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 3.9 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.1g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 92 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. In a saucepan over low heat, stir together the sugar, cocoa powder and chili powder. Cook and stir for 5 minutes. Add water and bell pepper strips, and mix well. Bring to a simmer, and stir in milk. When the mixture is heated to your liking, remove the pepper strips with a slotted spoon. Add cherry brandy if using, and serve.


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wow. that's WILD!!! i actually like it a lot! i think i might have put in a little too much chili powder, and i used green pepper instead of red, but it was still great for a cold day. Yum. ...

If you are into unusual chocolate flavor combos, you HAVE to try this. I am a big hot chocolate fan, and this is one of the best and most unusual I have ever had. I gave it 4 stars because I m...

Put a couple sticks of beef jerky to give it a authentic taste

I LOVED this! I've been looking for a recipe like this for weeks (in honor of my favorite Mexican Restaurant within 300 miles: Junior Salsa's in Arbor Vitae, WI). This is the best recipe I've fo...

Very tasty! I think this would be easy to make in the microwave using a glass bowl. It was great to dip sugar cookies in.

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