Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

The Brampton Inn’s smooth and creamy signature coffee recipe includes chocolate, cinnamon and a dash of red pepper to spice up special moments. Recipe courtesy of Land O Lakes, which states "Recipe courtesy of Brampton Bed & Breakfast Inn, Chestertown, Maryland."

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups hot coffee (strong)
  • 14 cup chocolate syrup
  • 14 teaspoon vanilla
  • 18 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 dash ground red pepper
  • 12 cup half-and-half cream
  • whipped light cream, if desired
  • chocolate shavings, if desired


  1. Pour coffee into 1-quart saucepan. Stir in chocolate syrup, vanilla, cinnamon and red pepper; add half & half. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until heated through (3 to 4 minutes).
  2. To serve, pour into individual coffee mugs. Garnish each serving with whipped cream and sprinkle with chocolate shavings, if desired.
Most Helpful

I made a 'breakfast' version of this which I really enjoyed. Used reg. milk instead of the 1/2 and 1/2, no whipped cream, and a sprinkle of cocoa instead of the chocolate shavings. Very much enjoyed the combo of chocolate/vanilla/cinnamon/ground red pepper (I used cayenne). Thanks.

evelyn/athens May 10, 2009

What a nice blend of flavors. I was very concerned about the red pepper so I used a very very small dash of it. I did use 3 shots of espresso in place of the coffee and then steamed my milk and then just mixed it into the mug with the spices. Worked out great! Thanks diner for a great treat on my Valentine's evening! Made for 123 Hits!!

HokiesMom February 14, 2009

I have made this coffee numerous times, but always scale the ingredients down to make one serving, plus I make this with an instant coffee. This is how I make the coffee... In a coffee mug I add, 8-ounces of water, 1 tablespoon of instant coffee (which I then heat in the microwave), then I add an 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1/16 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, just a pinch of red pepper, and 1/4 cup of half-and-half. I top the coffee with a generous amount of Reddi Wip, and sprinkle on a Gourmet Hot Cocoa Mix (either Milk Chocolate or Belgin Dark Chocolate). One other thing I wanted to mention... especially to those who are considering making this coffee for the first time, that the red pepper added to this coffee, does tend to burn the back of the throat just a bit, so don't add more than what the recipe calls for. Other than that, I enjoyed the coffee. It surely is different from the coffees I usually make.

Domestic Goddess March 10, 2015