Spiced Hot Chocolate | How to make Spiced Hot Chocolate

By Amrita Iyer  |  30th Jan 2018  |  
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About Spiced Hot Chocolate Recipe

With the frosty January on the calendar the mind stops to ponder on the climatic conditions everywhere in the world!At some places it is as hot as a furnace while some parts of the world are experiencing “one of the coldest winters” with unbelievable snowfall occurring in areas where there was not even a trace of snow till last year. So here is a recipe for such days when we shiver to go out,don ourselves in mufflers,scarves and woollens and sit in front of a fireplace dreaming about beautiful days long past,and seeing the flames leap up and down thinking all the while of how fast the years passed and the years to come and what they herald! Traditional hot chocolate is made with a block of cocoa rich chocolate,either dark or milk.Some people love to add a dash of Brandy,Rum,Irish Whisky or Bailey’s Irish Creme or Advocaat or coffee flavoured Liqueurs like Tia Maria.My combo is a good quality milk chocolate and a dash of Rum!If you are serving children then cut out the Alcohol.

Spiced Hot Chocolate is a mouthwatering dish which is perfect to serve at any occasion. It is a recipe of American cuisine which is very famous in the whole worldwide. This is very amazing in taste and it contains a lot of health benefiting nutrients. It is a quick and easy recipe and you can easily prepare restaurant style Spiced Hot Chocolate at your home. Spiced Hot Chocolate by Amrita Iyer will help you to prepare the perfect Spiced Hot Chocolate at your home. You don't need any extra effort or time to prepare this. It just needs 5 minute for the preparation and 15 minute for cooking. Whether it is a grand party or a normal kitty party, it is a perfect dish to serve and to get the compliments from your guests. This recipe follows the perfect art of cooking that gives an amazing texture to this and differentiate it from other dishes. In the Better Butter recipes, you will find the step by step process of this recipe by which you can know how to make the delicious Spiced Hot Chocolate.

Spiced Hot Chocolate

Ingredients to make Spiced Hot Chocolate

  • For the Hot Chocolate :
  • 2 cups full cream milk/toned milk
  • 100 gms coarsely chopped dark/milk chocolate
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg Powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 1/2 tsp dry ginger powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp Rum/Brandy/other Alcohol per cup (you can add according to taste)
  • For the Garnish :
  • 5 – 6 small Marshmallows per cup
  • 1 tbsp grated,mixed Chocolate (I took a mix of milk and white chocolate)
  • 4 tbsp whipped cream (see notes) – optional

How to make Spiced Hot Chocolate

  1. For the Hot Chocolate: Heat the milk on medium heat and when it comes to a boil lower the heat and add the chopped chocolate.
  2. Let the chocolate completely melt and then add the sugar,salt,cinnamon,nutmeg and ginger powders and Vanilla Essence.Whisk the liquid with a whisk rill it is frothy and take off heat.
  3. Add the Alcohol (if using) now and whisk again till combined.
  4. Serve the Spiced,Hot Chocolate : Pour into 2 serving cups and pipe or spoon the cream on top(if using).Arrange the Marshmallows and top with the grated chocolate.Serve hot! Cheers to more dreams,desires and inspirations by the fireplace!

My Tip:

Full cream milk gives a creamier and frothier beverage than toned milk. You can whip 4 tbsp cream with 1 tbsp powdered sugar till it stands in peaks and pipe or spoon over the cup of hot chocolate.On this you can do the garnishing of Marshmallows et al! You can use either cooking chocolate or commercial ones available.However opt for plain bars and not ones having dry fruits,nuts or Caramel.

Reviews for Spiced Hot Chocolate (1)

Shelly Sharma9 months ago

Would love to try this.

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