Cardamom Hot Chocolate

My favourite spice in the history of all spices?  Cardamom. I will put cardamom into any dessert, drink or savoury dish when I can; like this creamy cardamom spiced hot chocolate!  Cardamom and chocolate play well together and are both such warm flavours. I’ve used heavy cream in addition to milk (1% is what my family drinks) to add richness to the hot chocolate. Feel free to substitute the milk with any dairy free milk as well!

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Simple to make and even more delicious to drink. Top with your favourite marshmallows like my Candied Ginger Marshmallows for a spicy kick like I’ve done below. The marshmallows melt beautifully into the hot chocolate…mmm melted marshmallows.

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2 cups milk

6-7 cardamom pods, cracked open

1 cup heavy cream

110g dark chocolate, finely chopped (I use 70%)

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add milk and cardamom.  Bring to a simmer.
  2. In heat proof glass, heat heavy cream in the microwave for 2 minutes until hot, alternatively over a stove top to a simmer.  Pour over chocolate and mix to combine.
  3. Strain milk into chocolate mixture, removing cardamom pods.  Stir to combine.  Put back over medium low heat to keep warm until ready to serve.

Ready in: 10 minutes
Course: Drink
Ingredient: Chocolate