Hot White Chocolate with Cardamom

  • Serves

    makes 1 Drink


White chocolate is the perfect canvas for warm, winter spices such as cardamom and nutmeg in this take on hot chocolate.


  • 2 oz. good-quality white chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 cup milk
  • 14 cup cream
  • 2 pods green cardamom, lightly crushed
  • 12 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Freshly grated nutmeg, as garnish


Step 1

Place chocolate in a small heatproof bowl; set aside. Heat milk, cream and cardamom in a 1-qt. saucepan over medium heat until just beginning to bubble at edges, about 3 minutes.. Remove from heat, strain, discarding cardamom, and stir in vanilla. Pour over chocolate and let sit for 1 minute. Whisk until smooth. Sprinkle with freshly grated nutmeg to serve.

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