Wanna know what my favorite drink is?
...That's right: hot chocolate. I am a huge chocoholic, and hot chocolate has been my favorite drink for as long as I can remember. My idea of heaven? Sitting next to my fireplace on a chilly winter morning, watching Christmas movies, and sipping hot chocolate. Because I'm such a huge hot chocolate fan, I've made it hundreds of ways...you'll definitely find a lot of hot chocolate recipes on this site. My #1 current hot chocolate recipe is this one...for sure. It uses soy milk - which is the only milk I drink (once I started, I couldn't stop - it's so good!), and an amazing blend of spices that gives it an interesting kick. The kick is what makes it extra special and unique. It may seem like a lot of salt when reading over the ingredients, but the salt is what blends all the flavors together.
Bring the soy milk, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper to a simmer in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Remove from the heat and whisk until frothy. Serve immediately.
Top with whipped cream if desired.