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Spiced Hot Dark Chocolate

According to Ayurvedic medicine, warming spices such as cinnamon and cardamom can help boost energy. And by swapping soy milk for regular, you ensure that dark chocolate's antioxidants will be more fully absorbed. Per serving: 327 calories; 14 g protein; 17 g fat; 38 g carbs; 6 g fiber.

  • Yield: Serves 4
Spiced Hot Dark Chocolate

Photography: Yunhee Kim

Source: Body+Soul, February 2006

Ingredients

  • 1 quart soy milk
  • 6 ounces dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarse salt

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients and whisk over medium-low heat until the chocolate has melted completely and the mixture is steaming hot, about 5 minutes. Serve.

Reviews (14)

  • Ladyboy 12 Feb, 2011

    LoveRiot: Yes, almond milk would work perfectly in this recipe, as would any non-dairy milk. And, bonus, you can make yours easily. There's plenty of good recipes for easy homemade almond or rice milk (adding cashews makes it extra-creamy!)

  • LoveRiot 30 Nov, 2010

    I can't stand soy milk ;) Has anyone tried almond milk?

  • suziqleigh 18 Dec, 2009

    I guess they want you to use demitasse cups!

  • nowlove 2 Nov, 2009

    Based on 1 qt of soy milk, a serving is 8 oz, pretty scant in my opinion!

  • Biogeek 30 Oct, 2009

    Is it okay to supplement with rice milk?

  • adidvir 21 Jan, 2009

    what is a serving ?

  • redwine48 9 Dec, 2008

    Salt brings out the sweetness of the chocolate and helps balance the flavors of the warm drink.

  • redwine48 9 Dec, 2008

    Salt brings out the sweetness of the chocolate and helps balance the flavors of the warm drink.

  • redwine48 9 Dec, 2008

    Salt brings out the sweetness of the chocolate and helps balance the flavors of the warm drink.

  • annonymus 9 Dec, 2008

    Salt? That don't seem right?

  • najooo 9 Dec, 2008

    try it with marshmallows.yummy

  • moderngirlstyle 8 Dec, 2008

    Wow! This sounds so fantastic! I can't wait to try it!

  • Champagne 3 Nov, 2008

    With the 17 g of fat per serving, how much is saturated fat?

  • kickypants 21 Oct, 2008

    Also yummy with a dash of cloves and ginger!

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