Spicy hot chocolate made European-style, with melted chocolate. Photo by Kelly Cline | IST.
Chai Hot Chocolate Recipe
Spicy Hot Chocolate Made Made With Solid Chocolate
Sure, you can buy a gourmet cocoa mix, but there’s nothing like homemade hot chocolate, made Swiss style, by melting a chocolate bar. This flavored hot chocolate recipe is courtesy of Travel Chocolate, producers of organic and Fair Trade Certified chocolate bars. Learn more about their products at TravelChocolate.com.
Yields: 2 servings
- 6-8 ounces milk
- 1/8th teaspoon cinnamon
- Pinch each of cardamom and cloves
- ½ of a 70% cacao 3.5-ounce (100 gram) chocolate bar
(i.e., 50 grams of chocolate), broken into pieces
- 1-2 teaspoons sugar (to taste—you may omit the sugar entirely, or substitute agave or an artificial sweetener for a less sugary taste)
- Nutmeg to garnish (optional)
- Heat milk and spices in a medium saucepan over medium heat. When bubbles appear around the edges, add chocolate and sugar.
- Whisk slowly until chocolate melts and sugar dissolves. Simmer on low heat for three minutes.
- Garnish with a grind of fresh nutmeg. Serve immediately.
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