After helping make chocolate from cocoa beans on my recent trip to Mexico, Guatemala and Belize, this seemed like a perfect gift for friends and family. Indulgent, decadent and comforting, perfect for winter. Warm, rich and creamy with a bit of a zing from the chilli and ginger.
2/3 cup Dutch cocoa powder*
3/4 cup icing sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp cornflour
1/4 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
To serve, add a heaped tablespoon to a cup or glass of hot milk. Stir to combine and serve immediately.
A jar makes a great gift: put a cinnamon stick in the jar and tie a card with serving instructions around the neck.
* Dutch process cocoa has been treated with an alkalising agent to modify its colour and give it a milder taste compared with traditionally processed cocoa.