I like to make this spicy hot chocolate from scratch. It has a rich chocolatey flavor without being too thick.

I like to make this a dessert cocktail sometimes, adding about 1 ounce of whiskey or rum to 5 ounces of the hot chocolate.

  • 2 servings
  • 5 mins
  • 5 mins


  • 10 ounces milk
  • 1 oz. chocolate chips
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • dash nutmeg
  • splash vanilla extract
  • dash cayenne pepper


  • Heat the milk over medium-low heat until it comes to a simmer. Lower to low heat.
  • Whisk in the cayenne, cinnamon stick, and nutmeg. You can also optionally add a pinch of salt at this point.
  • Add the chocolate chips and simmer at low heat for 5 minutes
  • Finish with a splash of vanilla extract and serve immediately.