Sunday, December 13, 2009

Coffee,Chocolate & Chili

Coffee, chocolate and chili, three of my favorite flavors in any dish or drink. I like anything and everything coffee, just the aroma of coffee makes me awake and alive. In my opinion, chocolate is the best food ever discovered, like them anytime. Chilies, fresh or in powdered form love them all, this has to be one of the food groups I cannot live without. I like them in both savory and sweet dishes. So today I made some hot chocolate with Coffee flavor and little touch of Chili (powder).

Winter is in full swing here, temperature is already below zero degrees. We spend most of our time indoors,cold weather makes us crave something warm and spicy, especially during evening. So this was a perfect drink for the cold evening.

Recipe for hot chocolate (Below measurement is for one cup, increase the quantity as required)

  • Milk - 1 cup (I have used 2% milk)
  • Sugar - 2 tsp (add more or less according to taste)
  • Chocolate - 1 tbsp (Dark and semi-sweet mixed together)
  • Coffee - 2tbsp ( brewed/decoction coffee)
  • Chili powder - one small pinch ( I used cayenne powder)

1. Heat milk in a pot.
2. Crush chocolates(corsley chop) so it dissolves easily when added to milk.
3. When milk comes to boil, add crushed chocolates, mix well.
4. Now add coffee, sugar and pinch of chili powder.
5. Mix everything until chocolates completely dissolves and combine well with milk. Switch off.
6. Pour Hot chocolate into a cup and enjoy.

For Kids version :Follow the same method as mentioned above, just skip coffee and chili powder. Mix in milk, sugar and semi-sweet chocolates together. Use whole milk and little more sugar than given measurement. One can also substitute chili powder with cinnamon powder for nice flavor.

Have a good weekend !


  1. Nice hot and refreshing chocolate drink, perfect for the cold weather.

  2. Did u tested the chilli flavor choco in Lindt! U sure gonna love it! I love those 3 ingr -wonder who it was ur drink?

  3. Sounds like heaven! Will surely try this sometime soon!

  4. It looks delicious. I am curious how the chili would taste in a chocolate drink.

  5. Its fantastic..this is quite new to me but I totally loved the idea..

  6. @ Thank you all.
    @ Indo, As much choco-chili combo sounds unusual, they make a very delicious pair.Just a small pinch of chilli thou.
    @ Cham, I need to try those lindt chocos, can't wait. Thanks for the info on that.
    @ Nostalgia, do try them, bet you'll like it.

  7. New to me... i was wondering howz the taste !!! nice

  8. Hi Madhu,

    I am prathiba from The indian food court. Ur version chocolate spicy drink is really new to me. Gr8 recipe.

  9. hii,

    This version of coffee with either chili powder or cinnamon , I am sure tastes amazing..First time to your blog, great recipes here..lets keep in touch.

  10. First time here...
    Cofee with a pinch of chilli powder sounds new to me..

    Definitely it should very hot!!!
    love to have a sip

    Following u.......

    Check my space when u find time

    with luv

  11. Coffee, chocolate and chili powder sound like a fantastic combination, looks inviting !