Get cozy by the fire with this great combination of sweet and spice!


  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 6 Tbsp. Dutch process cocoa
  • 3 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • Whipping cream
  • Cinnamon sticks


Pour milk into a medium-sized sauce pan and set over medium-low heat. Whisk in the cocoa, maple syrup, cinnamon, chili powder, cayenne and salt. Continue whisking occasionally until milk is hot and steamy.

Pour hot chocolate into mugs; add a dollop of whipped cream and a cinnamon stick. Sprinkle with a pinch of ground cinnamon and enjoy.