Staying Warm in Winter with Cinnamon Spiced Hot Chocolate

Cinnamon Spiced Hot ChocolateFor me, Winter is all about curling up with a good ol’ book by the fire to escape the cold.
But obviously this scene would not be complete without a nice warm cuppa.
Yep, sometimes I brew a mug of peppermint tea, but sometimes i’m like
‘ummmmmmmmmmm i actually feel like a cheeky hot choccy’Cinnamon Spiced Hot Chocolate

But from time to time a bought hot chocolate mix just doesn’t make the cut.
Sometimes we go all the way to milky town, where I add like 10 tablespoons to reach the perfect chocolaty level, and sometimes till i’m like ‘mmmmm mehh’
(you may call me a hot chocolate snob, but when you work in a chocolate store, it’s inevitable that your standards are lifted).
Cinnamon Spiced Hot ChocolateSo this gal went off to solve some serious first world problems by making home-made hot chocolate mix to avoid that disappointed saga.
Cinnamon Spiced Hot ChocolateThe first time I attempted this was with a friend who was suffering the woes and pain of post wisdom teeth operation, so what better way to distract her from her home bound boredom then to whip out the big guns (aka the food processor).
And lemme tell ya, it was a hit.
It was so good, I made it all over again, and may or may not be sipping on some now…
Cinnamon Spiced Hot ChocolateThis recipe is adapted by the one and only baking legend Isy Hossack at Top with Cinnamon.

Cinnamon Spiced Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:
50g Dark Bittersweet Chocolate
50g Milk Chocolate
2/3 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cup icing sugar
1/4 cup milk powder
pinch of salt
2 teaspoons corn flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup of milk to serve

Method:
Break the chocolate into chunks and blend in a food processor until mealy.
Add the cocoa, sugar, powdered milk, salt, and corn flour and cinnamon to the food processor.
(If you don’t have a food processor, finely grate the chocolate instead – then stir in the rest of the ingredients by hand) and blend until combined.
Scoop the mixture into a jar (make sure you scrape around the edges of the food processor bowl to dislodge any chocolate that may be stuck there) and screw on the lid.

To serve, a small pot combine the milk and hot cocoa mix.
Whisk together gently over a medium heat until well mixed and steaming. Pour into a mug and serve.
Top with froth if you wanna, cause ya know, froth is where the fun is at.
Cinnamon Spiced Hot Chocolate and FYI i’m never going back to bought hot choccy mix, it’s kinda that good.
Just thought i’d let ya know.

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13 thoughts on “Staying Warm in Winter with Cinnamon Spiced Hot Chocolate

  1. You work in a chocolate shop? I’m so jealous! Funny thing, I’m actually struggling with the woes and pains of a wisdom tooth operation as we speak. But it’s waaay to hot down here for hot chocolate. I start sweating only thinking about it, haha! Oh, and wanna know a little secret? I don’t like hot chocolate… I know, I’m weird!

    • hehe yep! it’s pretty awesome 😛
      oh no! not fun is it 😦 hope you get better quickly!
      ahhh! no hot choccy! i’m guessing your a tea gal then? 😛
      and hey, the bright side is with less hot chocolate = more cake! 😛

    • thanks Uru! 🙂
      me too! haha but maybe not puffy slippers (totally jealous though) but uggs
      winter is seeming to be the ‘most wonderful time of the yearrrrrr’ isn’t it! 😛

    • it is isn’t it! it seems the chilly weather has really settled in to stay for a while doesn’t it (not that i’m complaining 😛 )
      and snuggle up with a mug of this is totally what i’m gonna do tonight 😀
      hope your having a lovely week!

  2. What a great way to fend off the winter blues. I remember seeing Isy’s recipe in the heart of winter and being so jealous that I didn’t come up with it. I LOVE spicy hot chocolate. I usually add cayenne or chipotle pepper to mine. Enjoy! Great photos.

    • You bet Amanda!
      ooo cayenne or chipotle pepper sound like they would be deeelish 🙂 good thinking 99!
      thank-you very much 🙂
      hope your having a great week!

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