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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1

    Pour the milk into a medium saucepan, add the cinnamon sticks and stir frequently over a medium heat (don’t let it boil) until the milk is fragrant, about 5 mins.

  • STEP 2

    Remove and discard the cinnamon sticks, then add the cocoa, vanilla, chilli powder and sugar. Remove from the heat and whisk until the mixture is smooth and frothy – this will only take a couple of minutes. Divide between two mugs and garnish with fresh cinnamon sticks.

RECIPE TIPS

The secret to a frothy top is continuous whisking. In Mexico, a wooden whisk called a molinillo is used, but you can achieve the right texture with an electric whisk. 

Using dark cocoa powder helps to achieve a richer flavour.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2021

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