This is one hot chocolate that I would not serve to my kids.
Oh no — this fiery H-O-T-hot chocolate is for the grown-up palate only.
Melissa’s Red Savina Habanero is one of the hottest chile peppers in the world!
In the world!
And it’s this pepper that makes this hot chocolate unique and so delicious. The Red Savina Habanero is about sixty-five times hotter than a Jalapeño, and combined with smooth, sweet chocolate and sweet cream, it’s balanced beautifully here.
The first chocolate beverage is believed to have been created by the Mayans around two-thousand years ago. It was not sweet at all. Instead, it was quite spicy with the addition of chiles and was thought to have medicinal qualities.
P.S. I love this method for making hot chocolate — if you want to skip the heat and, say, share a cup with your kids, simply follow the same directions without the peppers.
If this spicy chocolate vibe sounds good to you, you will also L O V E these Spicy Mayan Chocolate Truffles!
Need a little more heat? Here are more Savina recipes from some of my foodie friends:
Hot Wings with Red Savina Nectarine Sauce
Savina Habanero Slaw
Homemade Heatwave Mayo
Spicy Pickled Onions and Veggie Condiments