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Spicy Maple Cinnamon Hot Chocolate
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Cozy up to a mug of spicy maple cinnamon hot chocolate, made from scratch!

Recipe Type: Beverage
Makes: 2 servings
Author: Brooklyn Supper
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 6 tablespoons Dutch process cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (add up to 2 more tablespoons to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream (optional)
  • cinnamon sticks for garnish (optional)
  1. Pour milk into a medium-sized sauce pan and set over medium-low heat. Whisk in chocolate, maple syrup, and spices. Continue whisking occasionally until milk is hot and steamy. Taste, and add more maple syrup if needed. 

  2. Meanwhile, whisk heavy whipping cream to soft peaks.

  3. Pour steaming hot chocolate into mugs, add a dollop of whipped cream and a cinnamon stick, and finish with a pinch of chili powder.
  4. Note: This recipe makes for a very chocolaty drink, dilute with more milk if it’s too much. It’s also pretty easy on the sweet stuff, so add a few more glugs of maple syrup for a sweeter sip.