Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Mexican Hot Chocolate

A few months ago, I moved into an apartment.
Nobody else moved in there.
Just me. By myself.
And it...has been..AMAZING.

It has taught me that you never realize the limits of your 
strange-ness until you've lived alone.
It's like how you act when you're alone in your car...except all of the time.
All the weird things you say to yourself in your head
are now aloud to come out of your mouth. 

Off the record. No repercussions. 

You can say the same word 50 times in 50 different accents if you want.
That word can be "boobs."
All of the accents can end up being vaguely British.
You can wear the furry monster boots from your Halloween costume 100% of the time.
You can sing Taylor Swift to the tune of traditional a capella christmas songs.
You can do that for 6 hours straight.
You can leap everywhere instead of walking.
You can pretend you have Barbie arms all night and only pick up things with 
bent elbows and flirty stuck-together fingers with the thumb sticking out.
You can give up on putting on a shirt, because that is a very hard 
thing to do with Barbie arms.
You can cover every square inch of the place with warm soft things
and drink this entire recipe of hot chocolate. By yourself. 

Have I sold you yet?

See that bowl of spices? I drank all of that.

But really. Look at all of that. This hot chocolate has no shortage of flavor. 
If you've never tried Mexican hot chocolate, it is a spiced version 
of the classic hot chocolate. 
It is slightly less sweet, and packed with warm, cozy, spicy goodness. 


4 cups milk
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. cloves
1/4 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract


-Combine all of the dry ingredients.
-Heat the milk in a sauce pan on medium low heat. 
You don't want to burn the crap out of it, do you? Right. 

-Pour in the vanilla and whisk in the dry ingredients
until the milk has warmed and the spices are fully combined.

-Drink 1-4 cups of Mexican hot chocolate. Alone.

For your listening pleasure, here is a tiny playlist of songs to get cozy to.

Until the next, babies!


1 comment:

  1. Oh yes. Yaaaas.

    Also looking forward to whatever orange-cinnamon-magic was on your instagram this week ;)