Thai-Spiced Hot Chocolate


By Elizabeth Chin

Published on December 21, 2016

Cardamom, cloves, and star anise replicate the sweeter flavors of a rich Thai curry. For this recipe, swap milk out for equal parts coconut milk and water—the coconut brings all the spices together. For a richer cocoa, omit the water and use 1 cup of coconut milk.

Hot Chocolate ingredients
Whip them up in bulk, then batch them into single servings of anise-spiced, matcha-dusted love

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  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped milk chocolate or milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of ground cardamom
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • 12 cup coconut milk


Step 1

In a mug, add the cocoa powder, chocolate, sugar, salt, cardamom, clove, and star anise.

Step 2

In a small pot, add the coconut milk and ½ cup water and bring to a boil over medium heat.

Step 3

Remove and transfer the milk to the mug; stir until the chocolate is melted and the spices are incorporated, about 1 minute. Remove the star anise and serve.

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