Spiced Hot Chocolate

If you’re serious about your chocolate, then this one’s for you! Using whole chocolate pieces, this decadent hug-in-a-mug has notes of citrus, and just a hint of chilli to keep you on your toes.

Preparation time Prep: 5 mins
cook 15 mins
Skill level Easy Peasy

You will need:

  • 400g almond milk
  • 100g vegan dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • ½ orange, zest only
  • Pinch chilli powder
  • Pinch turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • Chocolate-dipped dried oranges, to serve (optional, but recommended)
Recipe: Simon Toohey


  • 1Place a mixing bowl over a pot of simmering water (but don't allow the bowl to touch the water!) over a medium heat.
  • 2Add chocolate, brown sugar, turmeric, chilli powder, and a splash of milk. Stir to bring all of the ingredients together as the chocolate melts.
  • 3Add the orange zest and gradually add the milk one small splash at a time, stirring each portion though the chocolate completely before adding more milk.
  • 4Pour hot chocolate through a sieve into each serving glass. If you're feelin' fancy, top it with a chocolate dipped orange crisp to serve.
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