We plan on enjoying the holidays and taking a break from our regular routine over the next few weeks, and one of our favourite ways to indulge is with a little extra something sweet.
We’ve partnered with our friends and neighbours at Thom Bargen in Winnipeg, Canada to bring you this seasonal, spicy mocha recipe to help you warm up – with just a hint of ancho chillis!
While a spicy hot beverage may sound a little scary, we promise this recipe provides the perfect balance of deep, rich chocolate with the added bonus of a little bit of a kick.
We hope you enjoy it and we definitely recommend making enough to share with friends.
Ingredients for Spicy Mocha Syrup
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup white sugar
3 tbsp cacao powder
1/2 of a small ancho chilli pepper
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp chipotle powder
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
pinch of kosher salt
Measure water into a sauce pan and bring to a simmer over medium- heat.
Sift together the sugars, cacao powder and spices.
Add to water and whisk until smooth.
Simmer for 10-15 minutes, adding salt near the end.
Strain and transfer to a glass jar and chill.
To make your spicy mocha beverage, add 1 tbsp of the mocha mixture to a mug and top with espresso and steamed milk.