When I was growing up I always had hot chocolate out of a packet, actually when I think about it, almost every beverage I had besides milk and water, came out of some magic packet of sugar and, well, food coloring. It wasn’t until I became a real food foodie that I even thought to try making hot chocolate from scratch.
I don’t do low fat. ever. so this recipe uses a lot of my favorite ingredient heavy whipping cream. You could make this with a lower fat milk, nut milk or coconut milk but if you want to roll your taste buds around a lot of yumminess try making this as is at least once. This hot chocolate has a little kick and while I drink it straight out the cup, my husband likes to tame it down a bit and add it to his coffee.
- 1 cup of Heavy Whipping Cream
- ½ cup of Whole milk
- 1 – 2 tbsp of B grade maple syrup
- 1 tbsp of cocoa
- ¼ tsp of cinnamon
- ¼ tsp of cardamom
- ¼ tsp of cayenne
- In a medium pot over low heat, add in all the ingredients. Bring to a low boil, turn to low and whisk for 2 minutes to combine all the spices.
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