Organic Spicy Cocoa
A fun, tasty hot cocoa with a kick. Organic cocoa with added cinnamon and cayenne pepper will bring a smile to your face. Enjoy this cocoa during the summer in a Chilly Chili Mocha! The recipe down below is courtesy of Equal Exchange.
Ingredients: *Organic Evaporated Sugar Cane Juice, *Organic Cocoa Powder - Processed with Alkali, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Cayenne Pepper, Organic Vanilla Powder (Organic Vanilla Extract, Organic Maltodextrin and Organic Gum Arabic). *Fair Trade ingredient: by weight 98% from Fair Trade cooperatives.
Manufactured on equipment that processes products containing tree nuts, soy, wheat, eggs & dairy.
Cocao beans from the CONACADO co-operative in the Dominican Republic; organic sugar cane from small-scale farmers in Paraguay.
CONACADO is a cacao growers’ collective in the Dominican Republic. The collective is almost 30 years old and has attracted about 9,000 growers and exports the most organic cacao beans in the world. The collective also owns a processing plant that produces cocoa powder, cocoa butter, cocoa liquor, and nibs for national and international markets.
Equal Exchange has been in the coffee business for over 30 years and every year shows in the quality of its coffee. It purchases agricultural products from over 40 communities in 20 countries, maintaining close and mutually beneficial relationships with growers.
(photo courtesy of Equal Exchange)
CHILLY CHILI MOCHA
- 2 shots espresso or 4 oz of strongly brewed coffee
- 1 Tablespoon Equal Exchange's Organic Spicy Hot Cocoa mix, heaping
- 1/4 cup whole milk
- 12 oz ice in a glass
- cinnamon or cayenne pepper for garnish optional
- whipped cream optional
Brew espresso or strong coffee (we used a pour-over method!) and transfer to an empty measuring cup.
Add the Spicy Hot Cocoa mix and stir until thoroughly blended.
Pour mixture into ice-filled glass. Add milk, adjusting to taste, and stir again.
Fill glass to the top with more ice. For extra decadence, top with whipped cream and garnish with a pinch of cinnamon or cayenne power. Or both!