Hot Chocolate

December 09, 2018

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
  • 0
  • 5 mins
  • 5 mins
  • Ingredients

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


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

      Written by Will Chiong who lives and works in New York building useful things.