December 15, 2021
by Paiton

Spiced Hot Chocolate

What is better than a hot drink on a cold day? This spiced hot chocolate from Peru, full of flavor and comfort,  is sure to warm you from the inside out.

All You Do!

  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 piece orange peel dried, about an inch long
  • 1 Star anise
  • 1 pinch  nutmeg
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 cups prepare whole milk
  • ½ cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons Peruvian bitter cocoa
  • 1 ½ tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee
  • Sugar to taste

Things To Grab!

  • Serving cup
  • Stove
  • Small Pot
  • Spoon
All You Do!
  1. Gather ingredients
  2. Place a small pot on the stove over medium heat, add half a cup of water and immediately add the spices. Add the cinnamon stick, cloves, and star anise.
  3. Cook the spice infusion half covered over low heat for at least 10 minutes. Turn off the stove, remove from the heat, and strain the spices. Discard the spices and preserve the infusion.
  4. Return the infusion to the pot, and dissolve the dark chocolate and instant coffee in it, whisking with a hand mixer.
  5. Then add the whole milk and the evaporated milk. Stir well until all ingredients are mixed.

Print the Spiced Hot Chocolate recipe card here!

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