Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

Great for a cold night to warm you from within! Fun to share with a friend.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 cups milk (soy, rice, almond, cow, etc.)
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 4 teaspoons sugar (or more to taste)
  • 12 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 12 teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 cinnamon sticks (optional)
  • whipped cream (to garnish) (optional)
  • ground cinnamon (to garnish) (optional)


  1. Place milk, cocoa, and sugar in saucepan. Heat to boiling, then turn off heat. Stir in nutmeg, chili powder and stir to mix. Pour into 4 mugs and place cinnamon sticks in mugs, if using. Garnish with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon if desired. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

Delicious! The chili powder was very subtle. I subbed Splenda for the sugar, and used non-fat milk. A great way to warm up on a dreary day! Made for Winter 2010 Comfort Cafe game.

Outta Here January 23, 2010

Just loved the chilli powder in this!! I also used Splenda, and cut back a touch on the nutmeg,as suggested by another reviewer.
Made for PRMR.

Noo October 25, 2012

A great cup of hot chocolate for a cold day. I couldn't wait for it to cool down so my whipped cream melted into my drink, which is fine by me! My fresh nutmeg was a bit overpowering so I would probably cut down on that a bit next time. I really liked the chili powder in this! Made for PRMR tag game. Thanks Sharon! :)

Nif November 07, 2011