Thick Spanish hot chocolate

This thick Spanish hot chocolate has a surprising kick



1.Place milk and cinnamon sticks in a medium saucepan.
2.Remove 2 tablespoons milk from pan and stir together with cornflour in a small cup to a smooth paste.
3.Bring milk almost to the boil over low heat (do this slowly so the milk has time to take cinnamon flavour).
4.Add cinnamon-flavoured Spanish dark chocolate (see tip), cornflour mixture and chilli powder. Whisk until chocolate melts and mixture boils and thickens slightly. Discard cinnamon.
5.Pour into two large mugs.
6.Beat ½ cup cream to soft peaks.
7.Spoon onto chocolate, top with extra grated chocolate and a pinch of chilli flakes. Serve with churros.

Cinnamon-flavoured dark chocolate is from delis. Substitute with dark chocolate and ½ tsp ground cinnamon.