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Chili Masala Hot Chocolate Recipe


For the cold days, treat yourself to a cup of this chili masala hot chocolate. In Warsaw, there is a place for drinking hot chocolate and it comes in many flavours. They even have hot white chocolate with raspberry syrup. It is super sweet but delicious- and once, when we were in Slovakia and I ordered hot chocolate at one of the restaurants, white hot chocolate is what I got. It was delicious, too!

Back to the restaurant in Warsaw, one of the many chocolate flavours they have is chocolate with chili. Are you surprised? Actually, chili and chocolate go very well together- the sweetness and the hotness blending into perfection. Just don’t overdo with the chili, add just a pinch and it will be perfect.

I have finally managed to get hold of good quality hot chocolate. It comes in chips, not powder so the taste is richer and the texture creamier. I like drinking it pure, with just milk, and maybe some whipped cream, but I soon found myself experimenting with adding different flavours and spices.

Chili Chai Chocolate

I also love chai masala (Indian spiced tea) and I thought that the spices used for chai would go perfectly with hot chocolate. So I made the chocolate just as I would make chai, except add chocolate instead of loose tea leaves. Here’s the chili masala hot chocolate recipe.

Chili Masala Hot Chocolate
Yields 2
Rich and creamy hot chocolate with cinnamon, cardamon and just a pinch of chili.
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Cook Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
985 calories
72 g
177 g
71 g
17 g
44 g
407 g
216 g
62 g
0 g
22 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 985
Calories from Fat 631
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 71g
Saturated Fat 44g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 19g
Cholesterol 177mg
Sodium 216mg
Total Carbohydrates 72g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 62g
Protein 17g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 400 ml milk
  2. 200 ml heavy cream
  3. 200g good quality chocolate or chocolate chips
  4. 1 cinnamon stick
  5. 5 cardamom pods
  6. 1 star anise
  7. 5 cloves
  8. 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, cut into little pieces, or grated
  9. a pinch of chili flakes
  1. Put the milk, and the spices in a pan and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down and add the chocolate. Mix well until the chocolate dissolves. Add the chili.
  2. You can add some steamed up milk or whipped cream, but I don't think it is necessary as this chocolate is just too good.
  1. Experiment with tastes and chocolate. For this, I used pure chocolate but you can also try making hot milk or white chocolate. For milk hot chocolate, try for example hazelnut syrup and raspberry or rosehip syrup for white hot chocolate.
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Also, I would advice you to try white hot chocolate, for example with pumpkin or raspberry syrup. Just use good quality white chocolate or chocolate chips and use as much as you need to get a nice, creamy texture. Also, try to experiment with the flavors. For example, try milk chocolate instead of pure (I used pure for the chili masala hot chocolate) and combine it with hazelnut syrup.

Experiment. Explore. Just try out new things and maybe, just maybe you’ll be very likely to create something wonderful. With good quality chocolate you can’t really go wrong!

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