Nothing warms you up on a cold night like a mug of steaming Hot Chocolate. This recipe for Spiced Hot Chocolate adds in extra heat to warm you up even faster:
Spiced Hot Chocolate
Recipe Yield: 4 servings, 1 cup each
Total Cook Time: 5 minutes
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
Makes about 5 ½ cups dry mix
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 2 ½ cups powdered milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
Make it Spiced:
- 4 cups 1% milk
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- In a large bowl, combine sugar, cocoa, powdered milk, salt, and cornstarch. Mix until all ingredients are incorporated evenly.
- Fill four mugs halfway with hot chocolate mix. Store leftover mix in an air-tight container for future use.
- Heat a medium-sized pot over medium heat. Add in milk, nutmeg, and cayenne pepper. Stir until heated, being careful not to scald milk.
- Pour approximately 1 cup of milk mixture into each mug. Mix until spiced milk and hot chocolate mix are evenly blended. Add a cinnamon stick into each mug and serve.
Per serving: 175 calories; 4 g fat ( 2 g sat , 1 g mono ); 12 mg cholesterol; 30 g carbohydrates; 8 g protein; 1 g fiber; 161 mg sodium; 487 mg potassium.