This week in the Yucatan has reiterated how much I want to live in Mexico! I am in love with Mayan culture, the Caribbean ocean, and of course the warm sunny days!
What I also love is the hot cacao every morning with my brunch! No other culture may revere cacao as much as the Mayans. To honor their tradition of hot cacao I share my version with you.
Mayan (inspired) Hot Chocolate
1/4 cup raw Cacao nibs (melted)
1 tbsp Cinnamon powder
1 tsp Cayenne powder
1 tsp Vanilla bean extract
1 tsp Honey
Boil water in a tea kettle. Melt cacao nibs in a double boiler, stirring frequently. Add in cinnamon and cayenne powders. Once cacao is melted and powders stirred in, take off heat. Stir in vanilla bean extract and honey. Add 1/4 cup of melted cacao mixture to 1/4-1/2 cup of hot water. Stir well. Sip while hot. Honor the divinity within the cacao and within yourself.
For the love of plants,
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