Spiced hot chocolate

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Spiced hot chocolate Easy Food

Serves 2


90g dark chocolate (85% cocoa solids), chopped
400ml milk
100ml cream
½ tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
1 red chilli, halved and deseeded
2 tbsp brown sugar, or to taste
2 shots of brandy or Cointreau (optional)
2 cinnamon sticks


  1. Combine the chocolate with a little of the milk in a small pot and place over a medium heat until melted.
  2. Whisk in the remaining milk along with the cream, cinnamon, vanilla and salt. Add the chilli to the pot and bring the mixture almost to a boil. Remove the pot from the heat and let it sit for 10 minutes. Remove and discard the chilli.
  3. Whisk in the sugar, one tablespoon at a time, and taste until it reaches your desired level of sweetness. Add the brandy or Cointreau, if using.
  4. Return to a very low heat until hot, then pour into mugs. Place a cinnamon stick in each mug and serve.

Per serving: 230kcals, 12.5g fat (7.4g sugars), 21g carbs (19.8g sugars), 8g protein, 0.4g fibre, 0.181g sodium