Real Hot Chocolate

  • Yield: 3 servings


4cups whole milk, light cream or soy milk
4ounces (by weight) unsweetened chocolate, grated (1 cup grated)
4tablespoons sugar
1 cinnamon stick, broken in half
3 to 4 black peppercorns, crushed or 1 small dried red chili, crushed
1/4cup whipped cream, for garnish, optional
3teaspoons chopped almonds, for garnish, optional


  1. Heat milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add grated chocolate, sugar, cinnamon and pepper. Cook over low heat 2 minutes until milk is heated through and chocolate melts. Remove cinnamon stick and serve as is or with whipped cream and chopped almonds, if desired.  

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 549
  • Fat 41g
  • Cholesterol 73mg
  • Sodium 173mg
  • Carbohydrate 44g
  • Fiber 6g
  • Protein 16g