5 Ghost Pepper foods that appear so innocent.

The Bhut Jolokia — also known as Ghost Pepper has been around for many centuries and it is believed to have originated in Assam, India. The word Bhut, given from the Bhutias people, means “ghost” and was probably given the name because of the way the heat sneaks up on the one who eats it. It was only introduced to the western world in 2000. In that same year, a report was published stating it’s level of heat as almost double that of a Red Savina Habanero which was believed to be the world’s hottest pepper. In 2007 The Ghost Pepper was certified as the hottest Chili Pepper on the planet in The Guinness Book of World Records. Here are some foods for the brave… have a huge glass of milk standing by or friends to hold you up.

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 Ghost Pepper Macaroni & Cheese. It’s not for the faint of heart or those who are on the fence about spicy foods. RECIPE by searchingfordessert.com

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Make sure to wear protective kitchen gloves -– and avoid touching your face when making these cute little crackers. RECIPE by Washington Post

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 “Ghost Pepper” combined with a soothing dose of peach jelly and brown sugar creates a sassy chicken wing sauce that is hands down one of the most delicious wing recipes ever eaten! RECIPE by BlogHer.com

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Ghost Pepper Infused Gummi Bears. If you’d like an adorable little gummy treat that’ll burn your face off, Evil Hot Gummi Bears are here to help.  Found at http foodiggity.com

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Along with chili flakes, cayenne pepper and chipotle hot sauce, this Ghost Chili Dog will have you crying or laughing.. its insane! RECIPE by Kitchen Tested

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For more recipes and ideas visit GHOST PEPPER

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How to Cool Your Tongue After Eating Spicy Food

1. Before eating the spicy food, eat something sweet and cold, such as ice cream or fruit.
2. Put sugar in your mouth, and suck on it for about 20 seconds.
3. Drink milk or another dairy product.
4.Drink beer. The carbohydrates in the beer also coat your tongue and decrease the heat levels.
5. Eat something light and fluffy, such as wheat products, bread, muffins, bagels, etc.
6. Chew a good sized slice of lemon or lime with the skin to take away the spiciness. The oil from the citrus skin will strip the oil of the chili from your tongue.
7. Eat tomatoes.

DO NOT

  • Do not drink plain water because water simply spreads the capsaicin around on your tongue.
  • Do not suck out all the saliva!! That helps cool you down too.
Photos courtesy of WikiHow

Spicy Chipotle Hot Chocolate

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Spicy Chipotle Hot Chocolate

This Spicy Chipotle Hot Chocolate Recipe is great for winter weather and the holiday season. Filled with sugar and spice and everything nice! Feel free to replace the whole milk with your choice of almond or soy. You can top this off with a dollop of real whipped cream and sprinkle some chipotle and cinnamon on top.

YIELD: 2-3 small mugs

PREP TIME: 05 min

COOK TIME: 10 min

TOTAL TIME: 15 min

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups whole milk
2/3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 tsp ground chipotle
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Directions:

In a medium sauce pot, heat milk on low and simmer. Once milk is heated, add the semi-sweet chocolate chips and stir until melted.

Mix in the chipotle and cinnamon and stir until well combined. Mix vigorously to help the ground spices dissolve.  Remove from heat, pour into a large measuring cup with a spout for easier pouring or individual cups ready for serving.

For a less rich drink, use less semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Photo & recipe courtesy of http://www.sweet-remedy.com/