Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Adapted from a recipe in Better Homes & Gardens Meals for 1 or 2. Sorry, made this last night and it tasted like something was missing and I realized it was the cinnamon. It was in the directions, but I accidentally left it out of the ingredients list. It's been updated now.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, orange zest, and salt.
  2. Blend in water and heat to boiling.
  3. Boil gently for 1 minute.
  4. Mix in milk and vanilla and heat almost to boiling, but do NOT allow to boil.
  5. Remove whole spices, then beat with a mixer until frothy.
  6. Pour into mugs, garnish if desired, and serve hot.
Most Helpful

5 5

The entire family enjoyed this very much! Made for ZWT3.

5 5

Easy to make and yummy! I used low-fat milk to make this guilt-free. Particularly liked the cardamom flavor and the combination of spices was just delicious. A definite keeper! Thank you so much for sharing.

5 5

I really enjoyed this spicy hot chocolate, the combination of spices was excellant. It was delicious and exotic tasting, hot, sweet, spicy, smooth and thick, with just a hint of orange and vanilla, quick and easy to make. Just perfect, thanks so much for sharing.