Spiced Hot Chocolate

6 oz semisweet chocolate
2 cups almond milk
2 cinnamon sticks
1 1/2 teaspoons dried chipotle peppers flakes
1 vanilla bean, split in half and scraped
1/4 teaspoon salt
dash ground pepper

1. Chop chocolate and place into a medium mixing bowl.  Set aside.
2. Combine almond milk, cinnamon sticks, chipotle flakes, vanilla bean, salt and pepper in a medium saucepan.  Bring almost to a boil over med-high heat.
3. Remove from heat and let steep for 10 minutes.
4. Reheat again, almost to a boil.
5. Pour almond milk through a fine mesh strainer onto the chocolate.  Discard contents in strainer.  Let almond milk and chocolate stand for 10 minutes without stirring.
6. Stir to combine the almond milk and chocolate until smooth. To serve, top with whipped cream and marshmallows. 
Makes: 2 servings, Enjoy!

Source: Chocolate mixture based off this chocolate ganache

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