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
- In a saucepan, heat almond milk over low heat.
- Once warm, add the dark chocolate beads and whisk until melted.
- Stir in honey, cinnamon, and a pinch of cayenne pepper.
- Continue to cook for another minute or two until the mixture is heated through but not boiling.
- 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.