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Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate is my winter favourite. Its a total winner during winters!!

Both me and hubby are extremely fond of dark chocolate. So much that I munch on it atleast thrice in a day. Throughout my pregnancy, I had chocolate desserts on daily basis. It might sound funny but chocolate was the only thing I could keep down.

Dark chocolate cupcakesDouble chocolate banana breadChocolate Truffles, Dark chocolate and walnut brownie, I have so many chocolate based recipes on the blog. My Chocolate and banana Chia seed pudding is the highest viewed recipe on the blog which got published on both Huffington Post and Buzzfeed as breakfast recipes.

I like infusing hot chocolate with whole spices like cinnamon, star anise and adding some orange peel and vanilla. Takes it to a whole new level and makes it all the more fragrant and comforting.

I make mine slightly milder but you can always make it stronger and more indulgent by adding more cocoa powder and even chopped dark chocolate.

If you love chocolate, you are gonna be making it on repeat every night.

Rich and indulgent spiced hot chocolate!

Type : Beverage
Diet :Vegetarian
Serves: 2-3


500 ml milk
3 tbps cocoa powder
2 Tsp sugar
2 cinnamon stick
Peel of half orange
1/4th tsp vanilla essence


Bring milk to boil in a heavy bottomed pan.

Add cocoa powder, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla essence and Orange peel and simmer on low heat for 5-10 mins. Keep stirring in between.

Strain and serve hot.

Garnish with more cocoa powder and cinnamon stick.

Recipe notes

Stir before serving. Cocoa tends to settle down in the drink.

You can garnish with whipped cream or marshmallows. Add more or less spices depending on your taste. Add more cocoa powder and chopped dark chocolate to make it richer and darker in colour.

You can serve the same drink chilled too.

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