Spicy Hot Chocolate

We’re supposed to be heading into summer here in New Zealand but as I type this the heat pump is on and it is blowing a gale outside. So I just made a spicy hot chocolate! Warming and comforting with a lovely spicy hum from the cayenne pepper. You could use sweetened drinking chocolate – just omit the honey.

Ingredients (for two drinks): 
2 cups milk of choice
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbsp honey (or another sweetener)
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Put all ingredients into a saucepan and heat until the liquid almost reaches boiling point. Whisk until foamy and serve right away in your cup of choice.



  1. Chloe 5 years ago

    Mmmmm…. the right season here in the UK too! Looks very good indeed!

  2. thirstystill 5 years ago

    Sounds yummy, and it’s right in season here in Canada. I’m going to try this tomorrow!

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