When the weather outside is's time to turn up the heat with some Spicy Hot Chocolate! 


The best part about this hot chocolate recipe is that it's healthy for you (minus the whipped cream). With no added sugar or minimal fats, this deep-bodied rich chocolate drink will excite your senses and leave you feeling happily satisfied.  With cocoa being richer in antioxidants than even red wine and green tea, you'll feel anything but guilty for enjoying a hot mug of this hot chocolate.

Make a big batch for parties and feel free to make it dairy free by replacing milk with soy milk.  



makes 1 serving

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • pinch of cayenne 
  • pinch of cardamom
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a small pot over medium heat, bring milk, cayenne, cardamom and salt to a simmer. Remove from heat and add in the chocolate and cocoa powder. Let it sit for a minute and then whisk until chocolate and cocoa powder are fully mixed. Stir in vanilla and taste, adjust accordingly. To add a little frothiness, blend it with an immersion blender or a regular blender. 


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