Epicurus believed that the greatest good was to seek modest pleasures in order to attain ataraxia (a state of tranquility).
Chilli Hot Chocolate (one of life’s little pleasures)
5 cups milk
1 vanilla bean
9 oz dark chocolate (min. 75% cocoa) (melted)
1/2 chilli pepper (de-seeded)
2 tablespoons Acacia honey
Small pinch of salt
- Bring the milk to a simmer with the vanilla bean and infuse for 10 minutes. Remove the vanilla bean and slit lengthwise.
- Scrape out the contents and stir into the melted chocolate.
- Using a whisk, stir into the hot milk and whisk briskly until the chocolate has blended completely.
- Chop the chili very finely. Stir into the drink with the honey and salt.