Autumn Hot Dark Chocolate Recipes: Chilli Cinnamon

Autumn Hot Dark Chocolate Recipes: Chilli Cinnamon


Embrace the cosy vibes of autumn with a steaming mug of Chilli Cinnamon Dark Hot Chocolate. This rich, spicy twist on a classic comfort beverage not only warms you up on chilly days but also offers a range of mind and body benefits. In this blog, we'll explore the recipe, its health advantages, and answer some common questions about this delightful drink.

  • 140ml unsweetened almond milk or GF oat milk
  • 20-25g 80Noir Ultra dark chocolate beads
  • half tsp honey (optional)
  • pinch ground cinnamon
  • pinch of cayenne pepper


  1. In a saucepan, heat almond milk over low heat.
  2. Once warm, add the dark chocolate beads and whisk until melted.
  3. Stir in honey, cinnamon, and a pinch of cayenne pepper.
  4. Continue to cook for another minute or two until the mixture is heated through but not boiling.
  5. Pour into your favourite mug and enjoy.

Mind & Body Benefits:
1. Natural mood booster: Dark chocolate contains compounds that can improve your mood by increasing serotonin levels.
2. Rich in antioxidants: Both dark chocolate and cinnamon are rich in antioxidants that protect your body from free radicals.
3. Helps digestion: Spices like cinnamon and cayenne pepper can aid in digestion, making this recipe perfect for enjoying after a meal.
4. Provides energy: Dark chocolate is a great source of natural energy, perfect for those busy autumn days.
5. Encourages relaxation: The warm spices and indulgent flavour create a comforting experience, perfect for unwinding on a cool evening.

1. Can I adjust the spiciness of the Chilli Cinnamon Dark Hot Chocolate?
Yes, you can modify the amount of cayenne pepper to suit your preference for heat.

2. Can I use a milk substitute in this recipe?
Absolutely! Feel free to choose your favourite milk alternative (such as almond or oat milk) to make it dairy-free.

3. Is there a way to make this recipe vegan?
Yes! Simply replace the honey with maple syrup and select a dairy-free milk.

4. How can I store leftover hot chocolate?
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Gently reheat on the stovetop before enjoying.

5. Can I make this recipe in larger quantities for a gathering or party?
You can easily double or triple the ingredients to serve multiple guests. Remember to adjust the spices gradually, taste-testing as you go.

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