Rich Spiced Hot Chocolate Recipe

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Miriam Published: January 10, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Rich Spiced Hot Chocolate

Warm-up your winter days with this thick and creamy spiced hot chocolate. Add an extra kick by adding a sprinkle of Cayenne pepper with the cinnamon.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes
Total: 15 minutes



  • cupwhite sugar
  • cupcocoa powder
  • 2tbspground cinnamon
  • 1tspCayenne pepper
  • 1pinchsalt
  • 4cupswhole milk
  • 1tbspvanilla extract
  • ½cupheavy whipping cream


  1. Whisk sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and salt together in a small bowl.

  2. Bring milk to a boil in a saucepan, whisking constantly.

  3. Whisk in the cocoa mixture until dissolved, reduce heat to low, and simmer until flavors combine about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.

  4. Stir cream into hot chocolate and pour into mugs.


  • Calories: 417.24kcal
  • Fat: 20.05g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.51g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.96g
  • Carbohydrates: 53.83g
  • Fiber: 4.84g
  • Sugar: 47.09g
  • Protein: 9.91g
  • Cholesterol: 65.16mg
  • Sodium: 155.72mg
  • Calcium: 344.69mg
  • Potassium: 484.97mg
  • Iron: 1.46mg
  • Vitamin A: 244.46µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.67mg
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