Cinnamon Hot Chocolate mmmmmmm!
Cinnamon Hot Chocolate
2 cups organic whole milk
1 cinnamon stick
3 tablespoons sugar
half a vanilla bean, split and beans scraped out
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder (ghirardelli preferably)
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
ground cinnamon to garnish
Place milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat and heat until the milk is steaming (don't boil). Remove from the heat.
Crush the cinnamon stick slightly and add to the warm milk. Cover and let steep for 15 minutes.
Combine the vanilla bean and the granulated sugar.
Remove the cinnamon stick from the milk and discard. Add the cocoa powder and vanilla sugar to the warm milk.
Heat slowly over low heat, add the sugar and cocoa until mixed well.
Meanwhile, whip the heavy cream with powdered sugar and vanilla..
Divide hot cocoa between two glasses.
Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with ground cinnamon, Yum!!