Mexican Hot Chocolate

Ancient Aztecs used to drink bitter chocolate with cinnamon and vanilla for a treat. This elixir will satisfy your chocolate cravings while promoting brain health!
Serves 2-4
Brain Healthy Ingredients: 

For a richer flavor, you can use coconut suger or brown sugar in place of the white sugar.

Ingredients: 
  • 3 cups lowfat milk
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch salt
  • 4 ounces bittersweet dark chocolate, chopped
Preparation: 
  • Put milk and cinnamon sticks in a saucepan and bring just to a boil. Turn off heat and let sit for between 30 minutes and 2 hours, to infuse cinnamon flavor into milk.
  • Remove cinnamon sticks. Add sugar, vanilla, and salt and return milk to a boil.
  • When milk boils, turn heat to low and whisk in chopped chocolate.
  • Once chocolate is completely melted and incorporated, decant to 4 cups and serve warm.