Pasilla Hot Chocolate with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream
Makes 4 servings with extra whipped cream
Any variety of bulk dried chilies (consult our chile heat scale for help deciding) can be used to make this hot chocolate (although you’ll likely want to change the amounts to fit the chile heat you’re looking for). Here we’ve used mild pasilla chilies for a fruity chile hot chocolate with very little heat. Our real vanilla sugar is made with lots of ground vanilla beans, it makes truly tremendous whipped cream, which we’ve used to top this hot chocolate. Don’t neglect the light dusting of chili powder before serving. Though it may appear purely cosmetic, it provides a burst of chile flavor up front which is then subdued by the cream.