Three Twists On Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate Drinks
5 Minutes
1 Serving
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Mexican Hot Chocolate

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Serves: 1

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper plus additional for garnish
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
  • Whipped cream and ground cinnamon for garnish

In small saucepan, heat milk, cinnamon stick and cayenne to a simmer over medium heat; remove from heat. Whisk in chocolate until melted; remove cinnamon stick.

Pour hot chocolate into a mug; top with whipped cream and dust with cinnamon and cayenne.

Approximate nutritional values per serving: 418 Calories, 25g Fat (14g Saturated), 24g Cholesterol, 111g Sodium, 48g Carbohydrates, 3g Fiber, 42g Sugars, 30g Added Sugars, 10g Protein

Chai Hot Chocolate

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Serves: 1

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup chopped bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • Ground cinnamon for garnish

In small saucepan, heat milk, chocolate, sugar, vanilla, cardamom and pepper over medium heat until chocolate melts, whisking frequently.

Pour hot chocolate into a mug; dust with cinnamon.

Approximate nutritional values per serving: 525 Calories, 28g Fat (17g Saturated), 24g Cholesterol, 109g Sodium, 50g Carbohydrates, 0g Fiber, 45g Sugars, 24g Added Sugars, 12g Protein

Minty Hot Chocolate

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Serves: 1

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate hazelnut spread plus additional melted for garnish (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons peppermint schnapps
  • Whipped cream and ground cinnamon for garnish (optional)

In small saucepan, heat milk to a simmer over medium heat; reduce heat to low. Whisk in hazelnut spread until melted and smooth; remove from heat and stir in schnapps.

Pour into a mug; drizzle with melted chocolate-hazelnut spread, top with whipped cream and dust with cinnamon, if desired.

Approximate nutritional values per serving: 433 Calories, 20g Fat (9g Saturated), 24g Cholesterol, 120g Sodium, 41g Carbohydrates, 0g Fiber, 32g Sugars, 18g Added Sugars, 10g Protein