Hot Chocolate made from scratch is just better! I love the flavours of the fresh vanilla pods, cinnamon and cloves. And that chili gives it just the right kick.

Recipe by Roger Mooking

Chili Hot Chocolate

Chili Hot Chocolate Serves: 4


  • Chili Hot Chocolate
  • 7 cup 2% milk (or milk of choice: Almond, Cashew, Coconut)
  • 1 vanilla bean, split, seeds removed and reserved
  • 1 long red chili pepper, split
  • 1 Tbsp chili flakes
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 12 oz dark chocolate, chopped
  • pinch salt
  • Garnish
  • Whipped cream


  1. 1 Heat milk in a large pot over medium to low heat.
  2. 2 Add vanilla seeds, vanilla pod, chili, chili flakes, cloves and cinnamon stick.
  3. 3 Stir mixture with a wooden spoon scraping bottom and sides of pot ensuring milk does not burn.
  4. 4 Allow to simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. 5 Strain milk into another large pot and warm over medium to low heat.
  6. 6 Once milk mixture is hot, add chocolate in batches to pot, whisking to incorporate.
  7. 7 Season with a pinch of salt.
  8. 8 Ladle Chili Hot Chocolate into 4 large mugs.
  9. 9 Dollop whipping cream over Chili Hot Chocolate.
  10. 10 Garnish
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