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Spiced Hot Chocolate

February 22, 2013

DSC03370Nothing beats a nice cup of chocolate in winter. In Haiti, we use pure chocolate. Even though it can be bitter and very greasy I prefer it to the powdered 0% chocolate packs that are sold in supermarkets. But since it is less likely I will get cheap raw chocolate in NY I have to work with what’s available. So here’s my regular hot chocolate recipe.


You need for 2 people:

2 packets of instant chocolate

1-3 star anise

1 small cinnamon stick

small piece of lime peel

mixture of milk and water

Optional: a dash of heavy cream and cardamom 

1) Instead of only water, use a mixture of milk and water. Add a piece of lime peel, star anise, and cinnamon stick

2) Bring to a boil (make sure the fire is low other wise you boiling milk will spill)

3) Then add your little packet of chocolate. Stir. let it boil for a minute then taste.

4) Adjust your hot chocolate to desired taste (more milk, more chocolate, it all depends on your taste)



3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 22, 2013 10:02 pm

    Yum! I love how many spices you use; I’m sure it really livens up the hot chocolate. I could use a cup right now… My toes are so cold!

    • February 23, 2013 9:57 am

      And it really makes a big difference to use some spice. Even a little cinnamon stick by itself works wonders

      • February 23, 2013 3:07 pm

        Cinnamon is my absolute favorite spice, and I use it every chance I get. I definitely need to add it to my hot chocolate!!

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