Yield: 1 Servings
|1 large||Cup of really strong coffee (a Starbucks coffee of the day with a shot of espresso will do)|
|3 tablespoons||Chocolate syrup (adds just the right touch of sweetness for me)|
|\N \N||Your favorite ground pepper to taste (about a half tsp. of powdered cayenne, maybe less, maybe more)|
Somewhere along the line, I read about the history of chocolate and found out that originally, chocolate (or cocoa) was a savory beverage that was seasoned with-- tada---pepper. Well, wouldn't you know, these days many places serve a mocha, a combination of coffee and chocolate. To make things even better and to get a taste of history,my friends and I have been making what I call HOT coffee.
Stir and drink.....
Avoid dairy in this recipe for the full effect. Wimps can add dairy or non-dairy lightners for a "milkier" beverage.
The combination of the peppers that cause the release of endorphins and the caffeine is something to behold. (teehee) Extend addition of powdered pepper to other drinks like colas for a special treat.
Posted to CHILE-HEADS DIGEST V3 #148 Date: Sat, 2 Nov 1996 16:15:14 -5 From: "Mary E. Dixon" <medixon@...>