Death by Spicy Hot Chocolate Recipe

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Death by Spicy Hot Chocolate Recipe

When I was growing up I always had hot chocolate out of a packet, actually when I think about it, almost every beverage I had besides milk and water, came out of some magic packet of sugar and, well, food coloring.    It wasn’t until I became a real food foodie that I even thought to try making hot chocolate from scratch.

I don’t do low fat. ever. so this recipe uses a lot of my favorite ingredient heavy whipping cream.  You could make this with a lower fat milk, nut milk or coconut milk but if you want to roll your taste buds around a lot of yumminess try making this as is at least once.   This Death by Spicy Hot Chocolate Recipe has a little kick and while I drink it straight out the cup, my husband likes to tame it down a bit and add it to his coffee.

Death by Spicy Hot Chocolate Recipe



Death by Spicy Hot Chocolate Recipe

Course: Hot Chocolate
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 - 2
Author: Kelly Bejelly @ A Girl Worth Saving


  • 1 cup of Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/2 cup of Whole milk
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons B grade maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of cacao powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon power
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cardamom powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne powder


  1. In a medium pot over low heat, add in all the ingredients.
  2. Bring to a low boil, turn to low and whisk for 2 minutes to combine all the spices.
  3. Enjoy

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  1. Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy October 8, 2012 at 9:08 am

    With this cooler weather here in Texas, I could go for some hot chocolate right now. Looks heavenly.

  2. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell October 8, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    I LOVE the kick of heat on this. I made something similar once, but you’ve got me craving some again now!

  3. Colleen October 8, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    This sounds so good. I love hot chocolate. I like to add hazel nut coffee creamer to mine.

  4. Mom Foodie October 9, 2012 at 4:21 am

    I make my daughter chocolate milk from scratch all the time… maybe it’s time for some for mommy 😀

  5. Kathleen October 9, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Sounds so yummy!! Great recipe and perfect fall timing. Thanks for posting.

  6. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies October 9, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    I just emailed you to ask if you tried taking any low light photos and here I see that you have–they turned out gorgeous! I totally wish I had a big mug of this right now. 🙂

    1. Kelly Bejelly October 9, 2012 at 1:49 pm

      Thank you!!!

  7. Mellisa October 10, 2012 at 8:02 am

    This looks amazing! Hot cocoa is one of my favorite fall drinks.

  8. Ann October 11, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Oh, this sounds yummy! Today is cold & rainy too–perfect for a cup of hot chocolate!

  9. Marcie W. October 11, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    This looks amazing! I hate that I’m lactose intolerant when it comes to whole milk, but I can sub my way around it.

  10. Henrietta October 12, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Mmm! Sounds delicious. I love hot chocolate and I agree, no low fat allowed!

  11. Toni October 13, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Sweet and spicy sounds like the perfect combination to me 🙂

  12. April Decheine October 14, 2012 at 6:59 am

    Wow this looks and sounds like something I want to drink next to a warm cozy fire!

  13. deKub January 12, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Where do I get B grade maple syrup?

  14. LyndaS April 18, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    Maple syrup? Cardamon? Cayenne? I bet this is incredible!


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