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Spiced Belgian Hot Chocolate

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Hot Chocolate is the classic way to warm up on a winters day like today. But we think the Mexicans have the right idea… add some heat to your hot chocolate with some warming spices. Try this luxurious tongue-tingling Spiced Hot Chocolate. Sweeter and more fragrant than the regular stuff, with hints of cardamom and spices, it’s one of my favourite things to drink at this time of year. The result is a foamy, warm delicious drink.

Health Benefits:

Serves-2
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Any milk of choice-2 cups
  • Belgian Dark chocolate(60%) -100 gms (Finely chopped/grated)
  • Stevia/Any sweetner – 2-3 tsp (or as sweet preferred)
  • Ground Cardamom – 1/2tsp
  • Ground Nutmeg – 1/2tsp

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Procedure:

  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk together milk, stevia and bring it to boil
  • Once the milk comes to boil remove the saucepan from heat and stir in chopped chocolate until melted, returning the saucepan to low heat and just heat until the chocolate melts.
  • Finally once the chocolate melts- turn off the flame and stir in ground cardamom and nutmeg.
  • Serve warm as is or topped with some whipped Coconut/Cream.

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Note:

  • For creamy texture feel free to include cream

I used Belgian dark chocolate here -it can be replaced with any dark cooking chocolate.
Since I used Belgian chocolate -reduced the sweetner – sweetness can be adjusted as per the taste..

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About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on February 9, 2016, in Juices/Beverages, Vegan and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 67 Comments.

  1. Another new spice – carom, also called ajwain ?
    This looks amazingly delicious, Chitra – and amazingly unsuitable for MOI ! Sighh … [grin]

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  2. Sounds yummy! Especially now that the weather is so cold. πŸ˜‰
    I thought carom was a typo at first. Had never heard of that type of seed, I will have to try to find some! Also I really rarely ever hear if anyone using mace, much less in hot chocolate. Very intriguing recipe!

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  3. I love the spices you are using in this hot chocolate!! Sounds delish!

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  4. Wonderful Chitra! Love spiced hot chocolate and really love the spice blend here.

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  5. Absolutely delicious, Chitra πŸ™‚ Love the cardamom.

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  6. Reblogged this on sliceofheaveninsweden and commented:
    The healing properties of the spices and my favorite warm beverage sounds delicious. I don’t know about finding carom or mace here. I am going to see if we can find it .
    Honey

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  7. I like this one. Indulgent but nice.

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  8. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.

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  9. I’ve never had anything like this. I’m intrigued.

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  10. I want a cup of hot chocolate now πŸ™‚ Gonna prepare it soon Chitra, my mouth is watery now πŸ˜€

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  11. Sounds fantastic. I love chocolate mixed with spices!

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  12. I just discovered the spice Mace when looking to order spices online. How would you describe the flavor? This looks wonderful!

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  13. Love your recipes….Simple / quick!! My Grandma was a big FAN of Caring seeds & mace!!

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  14. Awesome, love the spices! I’m going to spice up my almond milk like this to see if it becomes more palatable.

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  15. My idea of the perfect beverage, Chitra!

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  16. This sounds so yummy spicy

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  17. Perfect.. for mid afternoon. .

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  18. Oh wow this looks so creamy and delicious! What a perfect drink for a cold weather’s day! Spice and chocolate and nice and warm. πŸ™‚

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  19. Perfect for a cold day…like the addition of spices to this hot chocolate:))

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  20. Looks delicious..πŸ‘

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  21. I love hot chocolate. Thanks for sharing this.

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  22. This is called awesomeness in a cup πŸ™‚

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  23. Mmm, cardamom and nutmeg in hot chocolate; we’ve not tried this combination but it’s definitely one to try this weekend! πŸ™‚

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  24. Wow nutmeg n cardamom in hot chocolate.. Should try ghis

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  25. Reblogged this on Home Made Dreams!.

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  26. I cannot wait to try this. Today!

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  27. I can smell it. Looks so good and yum!

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  28. I will have to try your spiced version the next time I want a cup of hot chocolate!

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