When the weather is cold enough, I love nothing more than curling up by the fire place with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book.
But if you’re tired of the same old store bought cocoa pack, why not try this homemade Spiced Hot Chocolate?
This Spiced Hot Chocolate recipe is so easy and uses ingredients you probably already have in your pantry and refrigerator. You don’t need any expensive chocolate or fancy hot cocoa mix.
All you need is some unsweetened cocoa powder that you would normally use for baking, some sugar, a little bit of nutmeg and cinnamon, a little bit of heavy cream and plenty of milk.
If you don’t happen to have cream on hand, you can substitute with milk instead, your hot chocolate just won’t be as rich.
As for the milk, you must use whole milk for a richer taste.
I wouldn’t recommend substituting it for a lower fat milk, because then you’ll just end up with chocolate water.
And of course whipped cream on hot chocolate is a must for me. I prefer homemade, but any kind will do.
Finish off your delicious mug of spice hot chocolate with a few sprinkles of nutmeg or cinnamon to complete the flavor.
Spiced Hot Chocolate with Nutmeg and Cinnamon Recipe
- 2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- A pinch of nutmeg
- A pinch of cinnamon
- 2 tablespoon heavy cream
- 12 oz whole milk