Spiced Hot Dark Chocolate

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
10 mins

According to Ayurvedic medicine, warming spices such as cinnamon and cardamom can help boost energy. They add a lot of flavor to this hot chocolate. This recipe comes from our book "Clean Slate: A Cookbook and Guide."


  • 1 quart almond milk, preferably homemade, or soy milk

  • 6 ounces dark chocolate (at least 70 percent cacao), chopped

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom, to taste

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • teaspoon coarse salt


  1. Heat all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-low, whisking constantly, until chocolate has melted and mixture is steaming, about 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

    Johnny Miller
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