Cardamom Hot Chocolate

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Author Notes: Restorative after being out in subzero temps. I used cardamom, but you could use any spice that struck your fancy.motease

Food52 Review: WHO: Motease is a former dairy hand, kitchen hand, lab rat, and product development tech. She lives in Maine.
WHAT: An easy hot chocolate recipe to have up your sleeve all winter long.
HOW: Melt chocolate with a little butter, then whisk in cardamom-infused milk.
WHY WE LOVE IT: We've always been fans of cardamom and chocolate, and this recipe reminds us why. Plus, the teensy bit of butter adds a level of richness that milk and chocolate just can't get on their own.
The Editors

Serves 1

  • 2 tablespoons dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 green cardamom pods, crushed with the back of a knife
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  1. In a small saucepan, heat milk and cardamom pods over medium-low heat. Let simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Heat butter and chocolate in another saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir until smooth.
  3. Whisking constantly, add hot milk in a steady stream. Remove from heat and remove cardamom pods. Stir in vanilla and serve immediately.
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Tags: chocolate, Easy, green cardamom, quick

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about 1 month ago Lapic O Mex

Lovely, I started making mine lately with star anise , it's divine !

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about 1 month ago Lord Aragorn

What's the best brand of chocolate for this recipe?

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about 1 month ago motease

I use Callebaut, but I would use the best quality chocolate you can afford.

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10 months ago christina albert

can you use powdered cardamom....(she asks hesitantly)

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10 months ago motease

Yes! I would use a scant amount of spice and add to taste. It might effect the texture, but you don't know until you try.

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11 months ago MQAvatar

I love the addition of butter. Can't wait to try this. I might try toasting the cardamom too.

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10 months ago motease

Toasting the cardamom is a great idea!

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almost 4 years ago CottageGourmet

This sounds delightful! I love spicing up hot chocolate -- usually with a cinnamon stick -- but this lends a new and exotic twist! Thank you for the recipe/idea.

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almost 4 years ago motease

I love to play with spices. Thanks! :)