Hot Chocolypto

This hot cocoa has a Central American twist– cinnamon and cayenne pepper. It makes the cocoa’s warming effects seem to last longer, adds a nice dimension to the flavor, and gives it a nice kick.

I found this when it was originally posted in 2006, and is the focus of a parody of the trailer for the 2006 movie Apocalypto. Check it out on ! It was posted by Rob Klause, quoted above (and below).

  • 1 heaping teaspoon of cocoa
  • 2 heaping teaspoons of sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup milk

Get a container for shaking, because first, you’re making a cocoa slurry. Add the cocoa, sugar, cinnamon, pepper, and 1/3 cup of milk to the container. Put a lid on the container and give it a good shaking for about 20 seconds.

Grab your favorite microwavable mug and pour the slurry into it. Pour in the rest of the milk and give it a little stir.

Microwave until hot– timing depends on your microwave. In mine, about 1 minute and 20 seconds gets it there. Any longer and it could foam over– just keep an eye on it.


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