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Spicy Chipotle Hot Chocolate

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Spicy Chipotle Hot Chocolate! I totally went there. I’m a bit crazy for all things chipotle flavored right now and it seemed only logical to pair it with a steaming hot cup of melted chocolate and milk.

Do you call it hot cocoa or hot chocolate? Is this a regional thing? Where are you from? I have so many questions that need answers!

Whether you call it hot chocolate or hot cocoa, you can’t deny that it’s good.  This drink is great for people who like sweet and spicy flavors mixed together because it does just that. Your first taste is the sweet chocolate and then the chipotle will pop up out of nowhere and show your tongue whose boss. It lingers on your taste buds until you take your next sip.

Throw a little dollop of real whipped cream on top and sprinkle sparingly with more ground chipotle spice! You know I’m all over that next time I make this spicy chocolate treat.

Be aware, gentle viewers, I’m currently crushing on chipotle. There may or may not be multiple upcoming chipotle posts.

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I’m warning you, this drink is rich and creamy and you probably won’t need more than a small glass to satisfy your spicy chocolate cravings.

If you aren’t a big fan of the sugar and spice thing then you may want to make this Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate instead.

So get in the holiday spirit, grab some chocolate, milk and spicy chipotle goodness and make this hot chocolate!


Spicy Chipotle Hot Chocolate

This Spicy Chipotle Hot Chocolate Recipe is great for winter weather and the holiday season. Filled with sugar and spice and everything nice! Feel free to replace the whole milk with your choice of almond or soy. You can top this off with a dollop of real whipped cream and sprinkle some chipotle and cinnamon on top.

Yield: 2-3 small mugs

Prep Time: 05 min

Cook Time: 10 min

Total Time: 15 min


2 1/2 cups whole milk
2/3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 tsp ground chipotle
1 tsp ground cinnamon


In a medium sauce pot, heat milk on low and simmer. Once milk is heated, add the semi-sweet chocolate chips and stir until melted.

Mix in the chipotle and cinnamon and stir until well combined. Mix vigorously to help the ground spices dissolve.  Remove from heat, pour into a large measuring cup with a spout for easier pouring or individual cups ready for serving.


For a less rich drink, use less semi-sweet chocolate chips.

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11 Responses to “Spicy Chipotle Hot Chocolate”

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    Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today — December 17, 2013 at 6:22 am

    Hot chocolate + marshmallows = perfect day

    • Sam replied on — December 27th, 2013 at 11:10 am

      I couldn’t believe I forgot the marshmallows!

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    Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron — December 17, 2013 at 10:48 am

    This is so creative! I am going to have to try this out!

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    Shinee — December 17, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Interesting combination. My husband loves hot chocolate. I will surprise him with this tonight. Will see what he says… 🙂

    • Sam replied on — December 27th, 2013 at 11:09 am

      I hope he liked this version! 🙂

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    Amy @ Elephant Eats — December 18, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    I work in Rockefeller Center and in the basement is a Jacques Torres store that sells a “wicked” hot chocolate. It’s spiced with cayenne, i believe, along with cinnamon and it is SO good. So I know that this must be amazing. I could go for a cup right now. Also, Totally love the pic of the mugs in front of the xmas lights 🙂

    • Sam replied on — December 27th, 2013 at 10:15 am

      I believe they call that mexican hot chocolate (when it is spiced with cayenne! It’s equally good!)

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    Monet — December 18, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    I am from Colorado and it’s definitely hot chocolate. But whatever you call it…I want more! This looks heavenly. We’re hosting a party on Saturday and I think this has just been added to the drink menu 🙂

    • Sam replied on — December 27th, 2013 at 10:15 am

      I hope you enjoyed it at your party! hot cocoa, hot chocolate, anything that is chocolatey is okay in my book!

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    Lewis — November 19, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    Oh my, this is a favorite. I am sipping on my second batch as I type this, and it’s even better than the first. This is a recipe I will save and make again many times this winter and in many years to come! Thank you for the warming recipe!


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