Recipes Desserts:

Spicy Hot Chocolate

Sarah Elliot
Spicy Hot Chocolate


  • 2 tablespoons chocolate, chopped (we used Mast Brothers Vanilla Chocolate)
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 green cardamom pods muddled
  • 1 pinch ground ginger
  • 2 pinches of cayenne pepper (more depending on your heat tolerance)
  • 1/2 tsp Chile Ancho
  • 1 tablespoon cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

The Prep

  1. In a small saucepan, heat milk and cardamom pods over medium-low heat. Let simmer for 10 minutes. Add ginger, cayenne pepper and chile ancho.
  2. Heat butter and chocolate in another saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir until smooth.
  3. Whisking, add hot milk in a steady stream. Whisk in cream then remove from heat and strain cardamom pods. Stir in vanilla and serve immediately.
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