Spicy Hot Chocolate

It seems that a spicy hot drink is the best way to warm up on a cold January evening.  I developed this hot chocolate to please my oldest daughter.  It’s our favorite wintertime drink.


  • 1/4 cup plus 1 Tblsp. granulated sugar
  • 2 Tblsp. cocoa
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • Grating of black pepper
  • 2 cups hot milk

In a medium saucepan, mix together the sugar, cocoa, salt, chili powder, cinnamon and pepper.  Gradually stir in the hot milk until sugar and cocoa are dissolved.  Heat over medium heat until mixture is steaming but not boiling.

Pour into two mugs and serve (by the fireplace if possible)

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

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