Sprinkle ground chilies into your cocoa with the deliberate intention to fire up the love in your life, and you’ll be on your way to learning one of the alchemical secrets of a Mystic Chef. Additionally, many cultures around the world consider chili peppers to be an aphrodisiac. The color red stimulates dynamic energy and vigor. Passion, sensuality, and sexuality are also closely associated with red. And, capsaicin releases endorphins, which gives us a natural high.
3 cups whole milk or almond milk
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
pinch of salt
1/4 cup honey
1 or 2 sprinkles of cayenne pepper
Whisk the milk, cocoa powder, and salt together in a small pan over medium heat. Add the honey and stir to combine. Sprinkle in the cayenne pepper and mix thoroughly. Continue to heat until steaming and frothy (but not boiling), whisking frequently. Enjoy by yourself or with your special Valentine.