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Last Updated on December 7, 2020
Rich dark chocolate blend with cayenne, cardamom, and cinnamon to make the most decadent spicy hot chocolate recipe that everyone will love.
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 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.
Spicy Hot Chocolate Recipe
- 1 cup of Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1/2 cup Whole milk
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon cacao powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon power
- 1/4 teaspoon of cardamom powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne powder
- In a medium pot over low heat, add in all the ingredients.
- Bring to a low boil, turn to low and whisk for 2 minutes to combine all the spices.
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With this cooler weather here in Texas, I could go for some hot chocolate right now. Looks heavenly.
Sounds wonderful! Just need to wait for some cool weather.
I LOVE the kick of heat on this. I made something similar once, but you’ve got me craving some again now!
This sounds so good. I love hot chocolate. I like to add hazel nut coffee creamer to mine.
I make my daughter chocolate milk from scratch all the time… maybe it’s time for some for mommy 😀
Wow, the perfect fall drink!
Sounds so yummy!! Great recipe and perfect fall timing. Thanks for posting.
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. 🙂
That is exactly something I would drink! I’m going to make that sometime this week!
This looks amazing! Hot cocoa is one of my favorite fall drinks.
Oh, this sounds yummy! Today is cold & rainy too–perfect for a cup of hot chocolate!
This looks amazing! I hate that I’m lactose intolerant when it comes to whole milk, but I can sub my way around it.
Mmm! Sounds delicious. I love hot chocolate and I agree, no low fat allowed!
Sweet and spicy sounds like the perfect combination to me 🙂
Sounds really yummy!
Wow this looks and sounds like something I want to drink next to a warm cozy fire!
Where do I get B grade maple syrup?
Huh, I always get it from my food group. Amazon has it if you can’t find it locally – http://amzn.to/W1edID
Maple syrup? Cardamon? Cayenne? I bet this is incredible!