Spiced Dark Hot Chocolate

, from Issue #67. July, 2016
Photography by Josh Griggs.
Spiced Dark Hot Chocolate

Smooth, rich and spicy, this twist on a classic hot chocolate is a beautiful post-dinner treat on a chilly night. 

Serves: 1


1 tablespoon good-quality cocoa or raw cacao
1 cinnamon quill
1 teaspoon brown sugar (or to taste)

½ teaspoon chilli powder
1 pinch cracked pepper

1 cup steamed whole milk 
whipped cream and chilli powder, to garnish (optional)


Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan and whisk to combine. Heat until hot but not boiling.

Remove from heat and discard cinnamon quill.

Pour into mugs and top with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of chilli powder, if desired.