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Spicy Hot Chocolate

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hot chocolate

You should warn your guests before serving this spicey hot chocolate. They may be surprised the first time, but they'll always ask for more.

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  • 4Servings


  • 4 cups whole or 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 7 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • Ground cinnamon, for serving


1. In a saucepan over medium-low heat, combine milk, paprika, pepper, and cloves. 

2. Once the milk has reached a vigorous simmer, remove cloves. Reduce the heat to low, and add chocolate, stirring with a spoon until it melts. 

3. Pour into mugs, sprinkle with cinnamon, and serve immediately.