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5 minute Chilli Cinnamon Hot Chocolate

Chilli Cinnamon Hot Chocolate, and why not !

This has my little one written all over.

And who DOESN’T like chocolate!! Well, of course we have party killers like yours truly. But trust me, this dark Chocolate Hot Chocolate with Chilli and cinnamon undertones stole my heart. Just like the Triple Chocolate Muffins or the Almost Vegan Pumpkin and Chocolate Cake that our family loves.

This recipe was of course inspired that we like our chocolate “spiked” and the heat coming through – just the way we loved the Vegan Chilli choco mousse that my older kid made a few years ago

Chilli Cinnamon Hot Chocolate is a delicious 'spicy' twist on the Classic Hot Chocolate. Served as a hot beverage during Winter or any day when you feel like it.Pin

After I made it for the little helper who’s totally into the kitchen, if you know what I mean, I just sipped a bit (or a glug), and then the warmish overtones took over;

And even for the brief winter-ish days we have where I live, I knew that this was bliss ! I did like this better than the homestyle Hot Chocolate we often make during Xmas (call it a family tradition :p)

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What can be better than Chilli Cinnamon Hot Chocolate?

Well, don’t take my word for it. Even without a fancy whipped cream sitting atop prettily, this still won our hearts, so you know that any MORE toppings – marshmallows, Choco syrup, hot chocolate sauce, Ice cream even, Choco sprinkles – can only add to the oomph !

Chilli Cinnamon Hot Chocolate is a delicious 'spicy' twist on the Classic Hot Chocolate. Served as a hot beverage during Winter or any day when you feel like it.Pin

What variations can you have to this Chilli Cinnamon Hot Chocolate?

  • Add dry ginger powder / fresh ginger for a twist
  • Add dried jalapeno powder for that really spicy, chilly kick
  • Swap almond milk for the cow milk for a vegan version
  • Add dried orange rind / Orange -Cocoa powder / dried mint for a zesty punch
  • Freeze the Chilli Cinnamon Hot Chocolate to make popsicles (yum!!)

Pin this 5 min Chilli Cinnamon Hot Chocolate now !

Chilli Cinnamon Hot Chocolate is a delicious 'spicy' twist on the Classic Hot Chocolate. Served as a hot beverage during Winter or any day when you feel like it.Pin

So, go on and let me know in the comments

 Prep time – 2 mins, Cook time – 5 mins, Serves – 1 

What you need to make Chilli Cinnamon Hot Chocolate

  • 1 cup Milk (swap with vegan version if needed)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tsp Dark and bitter Cocoa powder ( I used Caotina Noir)
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 clove (optional – I didn’t add)
  • 1/16 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp Paprika powder (sub with Red chilli powder)
Chilli Cinnamon Hot Chocolate is a delicious 'spicy' twist on the Classic Hot Chocolate. Served as a hot beverage during Winter or any day when you feel like it.Pin

How to make Chilli Cinnamon Hot Chocolate

  1. Bring the water to a rolling boil. Add the whole spices (cinnamon, star anise and clove) and let it steep for 3 mins. 
  2. Add the cocoa powder, paprika and sugar. Stir well. 
  3. When it gently simmers, add the milk and switch off.  Add vanilla extract. 
  4. Let it steep for a minute or two
  5. Strain and serve hot as is or topped with whipped cream or anything else you fancy!
Chilli Cinnamon Hot Chocolate is a delicious 'spicy' twist on the Classic Hot Chocolate. Served as a hot beverage during Winter or any day when you feel like it.Pin
Chilli Cinnamon Hot Chocolate is a delicious 'spicy' twist on the Classic Hot Chocolate. Served as a hot beverage during Winter or any day when you feel like it.Pin

Chilli Cinnamon Hot Chocolate

Kalyani
Chilli Cinnamon Hot Chocolate is a delicious 'spicy' twist on the Classic Hot Chocolate. Served as a hot beverage during Winter or any day when you feel like it.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine American, International
Servings 1 serving

Equipment

  • 1 sauce pan
  • 1 Tea Strainer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Milk swap with vegan version if needed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tsp Cocoa powder Dark and bitter (I used Caotina Noir brand)
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 Clove optional, didnt add !
  • 1/16 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/8 tsp Paprika powder sub with Red chilli powder

Instructions
 

  • Bring the water to a rolling boil. Add the whole spices (cinnamon, star anise and clove) and let it steep for 3 mins.
    1/2 cup water, 1 inch Cinnamon, 1 star anise, 1 Clove
  • Add the cocoa powder, paprika and sugar. Stir well.
    2 tsp Cocoa powder, 1/8 tsp Paprika powder, 2 tsp sugar
  • When it gently simmers, add the milk and switch off. Add vanilla extract.
    1 cup Milk, 1/16 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Let it steep for a minute or two
  • Strain and serve hot as is or topped with whipped cream or anything else you fancy!
Keyword Beverage, Chocolate, Hot Beverages, Hot Chocolate, Kids Food, Party Ideas, Winter
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18 Comments

  1. Love the flavors in this hot chocolate and the star anise look so pretty floating on the top.

  2. Priya Srinivasan

    5 stars
    Wow kalyani, that is some uber tempting hot chocolate! Loving the flavors here, chilli and cinnamon with chocolate, that is an awesome combination!!!

  3. Camilla Mann

    The flavors in this hot chocolate looks SO amazing. And the fact that it can be done in five minutes is even better!

  4. Mayuri Patel

    5 stars
    Star anise must have added such a delicious and aromatic flavour to the chili cinnamon hot chocolate. Love hot chocolate that has a bit of a kick.

  5. 5 stars
    Love the chilli innamon hot chocolate, Kalyani. Definitely will add star anise next time. Will give an awesome taste.

  6. 5 stars
    Chilli cinnamon hot chocolate seems an interesting and flavorful creation. The kick of chilli in hot chocolate thrills me. Would like to try it soon.

  7. Shobha Keshwani

    5 stars
    Hot chocolate with chilli powder sounds interesting. Never tried it. Reminds me of Mexico.

  8. 5 stars
    Hot chocolate with all these exotic spices going in will give a nice kick to the taste buds. Couldn’t have imagined hot chocolate with chilli powder ever !! It surely is an innovative thought to spike up the drink

  9. 5 stars
    Oh Love this chilli cinnamon hot chocolate milk drink especially when it’s cold. I love the flavours you have used.

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