>>Hot Chocolate with Moroccan Spices

Hot Chocolate with Moroccan Spices

Ease: Easy

Yield: 6 servings

Preparation time: 12 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Source: Chef Katy Sparks, Quilty's Restaurant, New York, NY

Southeast Dairy Association - hot chocolate with moroccan spices
Add exotic Moroccan flair to a mug of hot chocolate with cinnamon, cardamom and orange rind.


  • 3 cups low-fat chocolate milk divided
  • 2 ounces bittersweet Belgian chocolate, plus 1/2 ounce for garnish
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 orange rind
  • 3 pieces cardamom pods plus 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom


Bring 2 cups low-fat chocolate milk to a boil. Add cinnamon sticks, orange rind and cardamom pods in the milk mixture. Remove from heat and let stand 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, finely grate chocolate and place in a bowl. Set aside.

Using a metal strainer, carefully strain out spices from milk mixture. Pour hot milk mixture over chocolate. Stir mixture until well blended. In a saucepan, froth remaining cup low-fat chocolate milk. Pour into individual mugs and top with foam. Sprinkle with grated chocolate, if desired.

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