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Are you looking for something delicious, warming and luxurious to get you through the winter months? If so, you’ll love this unusual spiced drink. The flavour of turmeric blends perfectly with the chocolate, milk and cinnamon giving a subtle after-taste, which is simply wonderful!

Cinnamon and turmeric hot chocolate

Ingredients (serves 2-3)

  • 60 grams of good quality dark chocolate (70% cocoa)
  • 40 grams of good quality milk chocolate (30% cocoa)
  • 450 millilitres of whole milk
  • 75 millilitres of single cream
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Half teaspoon turmeric
  • A pinch of salt

Warm milk until it simmers together with the cinnamon stick and turmeric. Leave to sit to give the flavours a chance to infuse the milk. Strain milk in a fine sieve to remove any surplus fat. Cut chocolate into pieces, then stir in both chocolates until melted completely. On a low heat, stir and add cream. Once warm enough, not boiling, pour into mug and enjoy the comfort of this unique hot chocolate.

Put the milk, cinnamon stick and turmeric into a pan. Bring to a simmer, then remove from the heat and let the spices infuse into the milk for ten minutes. Strain the milk, before adding it back into the same pan.

Separate the chocolate into pieces and add to the milk, with a pinch of salt. On a very low heat, stir in the chocolate until it has melted completely – don’t let it boil. Once the chocolate has melted stir in the cream. Continue to warm for a few minutes before pouring into your favourite mugs. Then settle down and enjoy this luxurious hot chocolate!

Spiced hot white chocolate

Do you love white chocolate? Then you’ll love this variation of the recipe, not only the creamy taste but also the rich warm yellow colour. The perfect way to brighten a rainy day!

Ingredients (serves two – three)

  • 100 grams of good quality white chocolate (30% cocoa)
  • 450 millilitres of whole milk
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Half a teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 vanilla pod

Method

Slice the vanilla pod in half, and scrape the seeds into a pan with the milk, cinnamon stick and turmeric. Bring the mix to a simmer before removing it from the heat.

Let the spices infuse into the milk for at least ten minutes. Strain the milk, before adding it back into the same pan.

Separate the chocolate into pieces and add them to the milk. On a very low heat, stir in the chocolate until it has completely melted – be careful not to let it boil. Once it is warm enough, pour the delicious hot chocolate into your favourite mugs. Then settle down and enjoy this delicious and different hot chocolate!

Find out more about the health benefits of the spices used in our blog article Spiced hot chocolate for a winter’s day. Why not also try our delicious Vanilla and nutmeg hot chocolate! Let us know which of the three is your favourite?

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