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by Caitlin Saniga

Use a spoon to stir the drink between sips — or all cinnamon and cayenne pepper will rise to the top (and you'll get one hell of a gulp).

Use a spoon to stir the drink between sips — or all the cinnamon and cayenne pepper will rise to the top (and you'll get one hell of a gulp).

  • 3 1/4 cups 2% milk
  • 6 ounces white chocolate, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Place the white chocolate in a medium metal bowl over a pan of barely simmering water, or in the top half of a double boiler. Allow the chocolate to melt, stirring occasionally until smooth. Stir in the cayenne pepper and cinnamon. Whisk in the egg until smooth.

Gradually whisk in one cup of the milk until completely incorporated, about 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in the remaining milk, and heat until hot, but not simmering. You do not want a skin to form on top of the milk. It will be ready to drink when either the taste of the cayenne is masked by the temperature of the milk (the spiciness of the pepper will remain), or when the hot chocolate is at a desired temperature. Ladle the hot chocolate into mugs and garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe: AllRecipes.com

Photo: Caitlin Saniga

*During the month of January we’ll post six hot chocolate recipes as part of Loving Cup, all of which can be found here.

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by Caitlin Saniga

I liked this cocoa because the coconut flavor is subtle and the drink isn't overly sweet.

  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (I used 2%.)
  • 5 ounces dark chocolate, coarsely chopped or broken in pieces (I used the cheapest bar of dark chocolate I could find, Cadbury. I had no complaints!)

Mix coconut milk and milk in a small pot over low heat. Cook until simmering, about 3 to 5 minutes.

With the heat still on low, add in chocolate and stir until it’s melted and fully incorporated with the milk. Remove from heat, ladle into cups, and serve immediately.

Makes 4.

Recipe: Appetite for China

Photo: Caitlin Saniga

*During the month of January, we’ll post six hot chocolate recipes as part of Loving Cup, all of which can be found here.

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by Caitlin Saniga

Many people prefer to use whole milk for hot chocolate (because it's thick), but I didn't have any, so I added some heavy cream to the mix.

  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons Nutella
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • pinch of salt

Heat the milk, cream, Nutella and peanut butter in a small saucepan until the Nutella and peanut butter melt and the milk is hot. Sprinkle a pinch of salt into the drink, and serve warm.

Recipe adapted from: The Chocolate Peanut Butter Gallery

Photo: Caitlin Saniga

*During the month of January, we’ll post six hot chocolate recipes as part of Loving Cup, all of which can be found here.

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by Sarah Steimer

This isn't the drink you have with dessert; this is what you have instead of dessert.

  • 1 cup of milk (I used skim)
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1/4  cup of cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon or more
  • pinch of chili pepper

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and stir until all is combined and well heated. Makes about two cups of very rich hot chocolate.

Recipe adapted from: Comfy Belly

Photo: Sarah Steimer

*During the month of January we’ll post six hot chocolate recipes as part of Loving Cup, all of which can be found here.

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