Warm Chili Powdered Orange Hot Cocoa

Warm Chili Powdered Orange Hot Cocoa


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Warm up with a rich cup of homemade cocoa that has a kick of cinnamon, orange, and chili powder! Serve with marshmallows, whipped cream, or just a simple cinnamon stick.

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Time needed

5 min preparation + 10 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

4 servings


  • 3 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2 T. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 T. sugar
  • 1 ¾ C. milk
  • ¼ C. heavy cream
  • ¼ tsp. ancho chili powder
  • 2-4 orange slices
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

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In a saucepan, whisk together chocolate, cocoa, sugar, and chili powder over medium heat. Once chocolate melts, whisk in milk and cream. Add in cinnamon stick and orange slices. Bring to a simmer, remove from heat, cover, and let steep for an hour. Remove orange slices and cinnamon stick, stir in vanilla, warm briefly over low heat, and serve.

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