Spiced Hot Chocolate

Spiced Hot Chocolate Recipe

Hot chocolate is a timeless classic that everyone loves, especially during the winter season. It’s a delicious and comforting beverage that warms you up from the inside out. In this recipe, we are taking hot chocolate to the next level by adding some spices to create a decadent and indulgent drink that will satisfy your sweet tooth and warm you up on a cold day.

Growing up, I used to love drinking hot chocolate with my family during Christmas time. We would always add a little bit of cinnamon and nutmeg to our hot chocolate to give it a festive twist. This recipe reminds me of those happy memories and I hope it will bring joy to your family too.


  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Cinnamon sticks (optional)

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the milk, heavy cream, sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne pepper, and salt. Whisk until well combined.
  2. Place the saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture comes to a simmer.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-10 minutes or until the hot chocolate has thickened slightly.
  4. Remove from heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
  5. Pour the hot chocolate into mugs and top with whipped cream (if desired) and a cinnamon stick for garnish.

Serving Suggestions

This spiced hot chocolate is perfect for a cozy night at home, a holiday party, or any occasion that calls for a warm and comforting drink. You can also add a splash of your favorite liqueur, such as Kahlua or Bailey’s, to make it an adult-only beverage. Serve it with some homemade cookies or brownies for a delicious treat that everyone will love.

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