Hot Chocolate with Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Clove

The BEST cup of Hot Chocolate. Laced with the warming spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Cuddle up with this luscious cup of cocoa, a toasty blanket, and your favorite book, because it’s the perfect drink for cozy snowy/rainy day.
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Cozy Up to A Cup of Hot Cocoa

I may not live where it snows, but with babe demanding that the air be below 70ºF, I think I’m justified in wanting some Hot Chocolate in the winter months, or any month really. But you know me, it can’t just be a packet of Swiss Miss, it’s gotta be that real luxurious stuff with real chocolate chips melted into whole milk. In this recipe we kick it up a notch by adding lovely aromatic spices that just elevate a simple cup of hot cocoa to a sumptuous cup of fragrant chocolate bliss.

The Milk

I really I prefer using whole milk for this recipe. The thick and creamy texture of the milk just add an extra layer of warm silkiness to the drink. But! I have, on several occasions, made this recipe with almond milk and 2% reduced fat milk, and they come out wonderful as well. So, feel free to use your dairy of preference, just definitely not water… don’t do that, that’s weird.

The Spices

I have been using freshly ground nutmeg and whole cloves for this recipe, but I’m sure you can use pre-ground spices. If I had them, I would definitely use whole cinnamon sticks though, and possibly let the milk simmer for a longer period of time to really infuse that flavor. 

Even when following a recipe, you should make things to your taste, If you want a more powerful taste of cinnamon, add more cinnamon! Go for it! 

The Marshmallows

If you’re looking to impress your friends, grab a blow torch and scorch the marshmallows for that “roasted on an open fire” effect. You can even replace the marshmallows with whipped cream and sprinkle it with chocolate shavings or more cinnamon. 


Hot Chocolate with Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Clove


Equipment


Ingredients

  • 1/4 tspn Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tspn Cinnamon
  • 5 Cloves
  • 3 Cups Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • Mini Marshmallows

Directions

Total Time: 20 Minutes

Servings: 3 (1 Cup).

  1. On low heat, add spices to a pot and toast for a minute. This will start to release some of the fragrance.
  2. Add the milk and bring to a soft simmer.
  3. Add Chocolate ships, stirring until melted through.
  4. Strain out the whole cloves and serve with mini marshmallows.

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