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White-Hot Hot Chocolate

Mike "Tartags"

"Hot chocolate could warm you up on a cold day, but what about those unmercifully cold sub-zero days? This recipe uses a combination of spices and creamy chocolate to create a smooth drink with a lingering warmth. Garnish with a candy cane or cinnamon stick if desired."
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35 m servings 344 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Calories:
  • 344 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 18.6 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 34.6g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 10.6 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 137 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Place the white chocolate in a medium metal bowl over a pan of barely simmering water, or in the top half of a double boiler. Allow the chocolate to melt, stirring occasionally until smooth. Stir in cayenne pepper and cinnamon. Whisk in the egg until smooth.
  2. Gradually whisk in one cup of the milk until completely incorporated, about 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in remaining milk, and heat until hot, but not simmering. You do not want a skin to form on top of the milk. It will be ready to drink when either the taste of the cayenne is masked by the temperature of the milk (the spiciness of the pepper will remain), or when the hot chocolate is at your desired temperature. Ladle the hot chocolate into mugs and garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon.

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  1. 47 Ratings

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Now this stuff is awesome! I have always been a white chocolate fan. I also love cayenne pepper. I never would have dreamed of ever having the two together. I can't say enough good about it. Bes...

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This was okay. It tasted kinda funny to me.

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Now this stuff is awesome! I have always been a white chocolate fan. I also love cayenne pepper. I never would have dreamed of ever having the two together. I can't say enough good about it. Bes...

This was nice twist on regular hot chocolate. I didn't have any cayenne papper on hand so I substituted chili powder instead and it was still pretty good. You may want to strain it before you dr...

easy to make gourmet hot chocolate. my friends told me they aren't going to starbucks anymore to get their white hot chocolate. they'll just come round my house instead!

Cayanne Pepper in white hot chocolate? I said no way. But then I tasted it. YES WAY! Its amazing! You can not taste it, only feel the warmth and spicyness. I added more. Everyone who tasted...

Yum! I have been waiting to try this and this morning it was finally cold enough! The pepper freaked me out a little but once I tasted more! On the reheat I did add about a tsp of vanill...

My new favorite hot chocolate. I'm afraid to add the egg, but it's still great without it. If you want to go hotter, just add more pepper and cinnamon. Fantastic.

mmmm, yummy. I think the egg overpowers the drink a little, but the cayenne pepper definitely adds a kick and warms your throat quickly. Delicious!

Pretty good. I think it's just a little too eggy for me, though. It's got a oldfashioned custard taste to it.

This was very good. I've been wanting to make this recipe for a long time, and finally did today- it's freezing outside and there is snow everywhere. A good day to stay inside, be cozy and dri...