Sriracha Hot Chocolate

22 Jan

This month’s Recipe Redux challenge was to start smoking in the New Year! Not cigarettes, but smoky flavors in our recipes. So to spice up a classic cold-weather drink, I whisked in the hottest sauce I can actually enjoy: Sriracha.

What better way to warm up on a cold winter night than with a mug of homemade hot chocolate? Spicy chili sauce kicks it up a notch to something the whole family can enjoy. Don’t let the heat scare you away. A little bit will do the trick and give you just the zing you need 🙂

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Sriracha Hot Chocolate, adapted from Chow
Serves 2, easily doubled

2 C soy or nondairy milk
1 tsp Sriracha hot sauce
7-8 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tsp maple syrup or honey

Simmer the milk and Sriracha in a saucepan over medium high heat, whisking constantly for 2 minutes.

Whisk in the chocolate and maple syrup/honey. Stir until completely incorporated. Taste and add sweetener as needed.

Serve hot in two mugs and enjoy!

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7 Responses to “Sriracha Hot Chocolate”

  1. laurengibsonrd January 22, 2015 at 7:22 am #

    Sweet and spicy- does it get any better? Yum.

  2. Farrah January 22, 2015 at 8:48 am #

    I love the sweet + spicy combination! Definitely gonna have to try this out! 😀

  3. Melinda Massie January 22, 2015 at 11:55 am #

    I loooove spicy with chocolate! Why did I never think of using it in hot chocolate before??? Well done!

    Random yet related: World Market has a chipotle dark chocolate. Melt that and drizzle over strawberries. SO good!

    • xtinaluvspink January 22, 2015 at 12:49 pm #

      If you saw the path my brain went on to end up at Sriracha hot chocolate, you’d laugh 🙂 and yummmmm that sounds delicious! I’ll have to find some!

      • Melinda Massie January 23, 2015 at 11:08 am #

        LOL! I understand…sometimes the path in my brain for how I end up somewhere is pretty convoluted too. But who cares as long as it’s delicious!

      • xtinaluvspink January 23, 2015 at 11:12 am #

        Right on!

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