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Spanish Hot Chocolate

"Spanish hot chocolate is a thick, rich, flavorful homemade hot chocolate made with bittersweet dark chocolate, whole milk, a hint of sugar, and a pinch of cinnamon and cayenne pepper. Your family will love this decadent and flavorful drink!"

- The Gingered Whisk

Ground Cinnamon

Key Ingredient

– whole milk – cornstarch – granulated sugar – bittersweet chocolate, chopped small – ground cinnamon – Pinch cayenne pepper


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Spanish Hot  Chocolate Recipe


2 Servings

Prep Time

5 Minutes

cook Time

5 Minutes

1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the milk, cornstarch and sugar until the cornstarch has been dissolved.


2. Place the saucepan on the stovetop over medium heat, whisking constantly, until the milk has heated and thickened. Do not allow the milk to boil.


3. Reduce the heat down to low.


4. Add the chopped chocolate, ground cinnamon, and cayenne pepper.


5. Whisk until the chocolate has melted and is fully incorporated into the milk.


6. Turn off the heat and serve.


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