Spiced Hot Chocolate

Spiced Hot Chocolate

5 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, February/March 2005

This spiced hot chocolate warms you from within.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 4 cups prepared hot cocoa with 1% milk
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 cinnamon sticks


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  1. Combine cocoa, nutmeg and chili powder. Pour into mugs and serve with a cinnamon stick.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 cup
  • Per serving: 175 calories; 4 g fat(2 g sat); 1 g fiber; 30 g carbohydrates; 8 g protein; 0 mcg folate; 12 mg cholesterol; 0 g sugars; 524 IU vitamin A; 2 mg vitamin C; 289 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 164 mg sodium; 487 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (29% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 2 other carbohydrate, 1 fat

Reviews 5

December 27, 2011
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By: zooman_2
A spicy 'note' with each sip This is not your mama's hot chocolate. The chili should peek through with each sip (with a spicy 'hola'). If still in doubt as to pairing hot chocolate and chili, consider sipping this recipe while watching Julliette Binoche whip up her Myan-spiced brew in the movie 'Chocolate.' Pros: Good with skim milk for less calories Cons: Type of chili?
December 24, 2011
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By: EatingWell User
Great variation The trick with this is just a tiny pinch of the pepper for that exotic flavor. I can see how it could go wrong if you add too much...but loved the taste. The spices, if done right turn out great! Love it!
December 13, 2011
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By: EatingWell User
Chili in Hot Chocolate! Sounds disgusting, I would not even waste my good cocoa or milk on this. Why not throw in some bacon bits and string beans while you are at it. The nutmeg and cinnamon and even a squirt of whip cream will do fine. Keep it simple.
December 13, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
I tried it and LOVED it. This is actually how warm cocoa was made originally, spicy and hot.
December 06, 2009
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By: mhardeman83
I love hot chocolate and not afraid to try something new. I had a bad feeling about the chili powder, and I was right, it just doesn't fit. I'm going to stick with the original. There is another recipe on the site that involves Kahlua. Can't go wrong with that :) i'll try that next.
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