Spiced hot chocolate version 2

Spiced Hot Chocolate version 1

Here’s another recipe that is close to my favorite with a spiciness of 3 and sweetness of 3:

  • 1 cup milk, 2% fat
  • 30 grams 99% Cacao Scharffenberger Chocolate
  • 15 grams or 1/16 cup confectioners sugar (white granulated, not powdered)
  • 1/4 teaspoon and 1/16 teaspoon cardamom or cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

I cut back no chocolate and sugar from version 1 of the recipe.


  1. Heat milk gently, at no point going higher than 140 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. Add chocolate, sugar, cardamom and chili powder.
  3. wait until partly melted and then periodically mix for 1/4 second pulses with a hand blender until chocolate all dissolved.
  4. Serve at 130.

The use of hand blender has side effect of frothing the milk which makes it have a richer taste, similar to steaming of the milk.

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