My Secret Indulgment, Dark Chocolate Maple Hot Chocolate

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We all have that comfort food that makes us feel warm and safe that have as a secret indulgment. Mine is chocolate where that is spreed on toast, in a pudding or just as a bar. Until I fell upon this sweet, rich warm luxury hot chocolate recipe. This hot chocolate as become my go to drink, while wearing my pajamas wrapped in a blanket, sat in my garden studying the stars in the sky.

Dark Chocolate Maple Hot Chocolate 

(Recipe originally found here)


  •  8-10 ounces vanilla almond milk (you can use cow milk, soy, rice or coconut milk if you would prefer)
  • 1 Tbsp dark chocolate cacao powder (milk and sweetener-free)
  • 1-2 Tbsp maple syrup (depending on how sweet you like it)
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 2-3 dashes of cayenne
  • pinch of salt (optional)


  1. Heat your milk in a sauce pan until just before boiling (or you can use a microwave instead of a saucepan if you prefer) and then remove from the heat.
  2. Sift in your dark chocolate cacao powder while whisking your hot milk. Whisk until any clumps have melted away.
  3. Place back on the heat  few more seconds  to fully “melt” in the cocoa powder, once all the chocolate has melted remove from the heat.
  4. Stir in your spices and maple syrup to the chocolate milk mixture and pour your hot chocolate into your favorite mug

All that’s left to do is find a nice quiet space to enjoy your luxury, indugment hot chocolate.

What is your secret indulgment?


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